A Great Resource
A few years ago, an Italian writer named Bandello was living in France and published a book of stories, most of which he “borrowed” from other writers he had known. Not long after, one of his stories was translated into French with the title The Third Story of Two Lovers, where one dies of poison, the other of sadness.
It was a sad, but very beautiful story.
Eventually, the story was translated to English, when it fell into the hands of a young writer based in London. The writer added a little to the story, cleaned it up a bit, and then handed it off to a local theater company. Not long afterward, it turned into one of the biggest hits of the century and of the English language.
The young writer’s name was William Shakespeare and the story was called Romeo and Juliet. See More . . .