Of course, before I read this play I basically knew everything that would happen. But it was still worth reading. I love Shakespeare's beautiful writing style, even though it's rather unrealistic, and people never talk like that in real life. The plot didn't seem that original to me, but that's probably only because I had already known what was going to happen, and the plot has been reused and retold countless times (i'm even writing a book myself that is partly based on romeo & juliet). I didn't love it, but I liked it and I do recommend it.