Searching for Juliet: The Lives and Deaths of Shakespeare's First Tragic Heroine

Published by Sceptre on 6th April 2023

Who is Juliet Capulet?

Daughter of Verona
Lovestruck Teenager
Romantic Icon
Tragic Heroine
Rebel

Searching for Juliet takes us from the Renaissance origin stories behind Shakespeare's child bride to enslaved people in the Caribbean, Italian fascists in Verona, and real-life lovers in Afghanistan. From the Victorian stage to 1960s cinema, Baz Luhrmann, and beyond. Drawing on rich cultural and historical sources and new research, Sophie Duncan shows us why Juliet is for now, for ever, for everyone.