Romeo and Juliet
It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded a...more
ROMEO: I’m Romeo, and I used to be emo and annoying but now I’m so totally in luuuuurve and it’s AWESOME.
MERCUTIO: Okay, three things: One, there’s only room in this play for one awesome character and it’s me, bitch. Two, you’re still emo and annoying. Three, didn’t you say that exact same stuff yesterday about Rosaline?
*meanwhile, Juliet prances around her room and draws hearts on things and scribbles “Mrs. Juliet Montague” in her diary over and over. Beca...more
R&J: So there's this guy. He's like... seventeen or something. Not really sure.
Me: Okay, with you so far.
R&J: And he's in love with this chick.
Me: Juliet, got it.
R&J: Nonono, Rosalind. He's in love with Rosalind.
Me: Oh. But the title, I thought...
R&J: Yeah, I'll get to that. Anyway, he's in love with Rosalind. But she's not interested. So he's, like, heartbroken and stuff. He snea...more
Aside from the cover butchery, this is a good solid book, but not one of Shakespeare's best. I grew up with Macbeth (I've been in the damn thing three times and read it five) and it remains my everlasting favorite. Romeo and Juliet? Not so much.
Because it's one of the most gravely misunderstood stories in the history of ever. Over the years it's been warped more than Hercules was by the Disney guys. The point Sh...more
So you're at a nice outdoor cafe one day, eating your lunch, and all of a sudden some fool kids come running through the square with their swords out (apparently they've got some strong Second Amendment advocates in Verona) and insist on skewering each other right there in front of you in the square! And seriously all you want to do is just eat your (damn fine, not that anyone asked you) pasta and get back to work before your lord finds some excuse to fire you. But nooooo,...more
Perhaps the two lovers weren't truly in love, but their last living moments were spent believing so, so what does it matter? How can on...more
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"Bruce Springsteen mixes Shakespeare’s best known romance with electric guitars, pianos, keyboards and saxophones." (Rolling Stoned)
"Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, cars, bikes, gangs, bangs, brawls, literature, blood, sugar, death, magik, kitchen sinks, meatloaf, clowns. It’s got everythnig." (Grauniad)
"E-Street Bard." (Village Voyce)
"Star-crossed Lovers Killed by Loose Windscreen." (Notional Enqu...more
"For never was a story of more woeOh yes, this book is tragic. However, it was the fault of the Friar John who was not able to relay the message of Friar Lawrence about the staged self-poisoning of Juliet. If they had mobile phone, Juliet could have just sent a text message to Romeo and the whole tragic end would not have happened.
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
I graduated from a high school in 1980's without reading anything about this book. The reason? My school was not really into cla...more
Romeo and Juilet in a nutshell. How is this romantic and one of the best books of all time?
The fact that we were forced to read this in ninth grade and it took us about a month to get through it didn't help either.
Perhaps I would of enjoyed that class/this book more if books like these weren't pushed down students throats.
It’s among the best-known stories in history, even for people who’ve never come within a mile of the Bard’s plays. Two lovers are kept apart by their feuding families. They must thus pursue their love in secret. But it’s not called The Tragedy of Ro...more
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1. Romeo and Juliet is and reads like an early work of Shakespeare's (whether or not you believe he wrote it), and so the scene executions are occasionally clunky and it lacks the subtly of his later work.
2. Regardless, the story moves you. When two people love one another and are kept from loving one another something must stir within your heart, otherwise you may want to get your heart checked out.
3. The third thing I took away was a questionin...more
My senior year of high school, however, my drama teacher selected it as our spring play. I was stage manager, and I was horrified when he told me. I pl...more
So, I'm going to be short and brief - or maybe I'll be brief and short - with my review of this. I haven't read this in a while but a thought came to me about what I must add for anyone who hasn't looked at this absolute classic. I read it for school and I performed in part of it for school. Many of the lines still stick with me and I guess it fostered a love of Shakespeare and an understanding all of...five years ago?
Many people claim that this is one of the classic love stories. (view spoiler)...more
Ahimé, perché Amore, di aspetto così gentile è poi, alla prova, così aspro e tiranno?
Giulietta e Romeo, Romeo e Giulietta. Chi non li conosce? Chi non conosce la loro struggente storia d'amore e di morte?
Tutti li conoscono, ma quasi tutti con superficialità.
Oh Romeo, Romeo, perché sei tu Romeo?
E la storiella finisce là. Si amano, le famiglie non approvano, si uccidono pur di stare insieme.
Eh no, signori!
Ci sono dietro vicende di famiglie che si odiano, profondamente e appassionatamente, di un...more
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragedy play of love and hate. The character Friar Laurence, behaves in ways that are not like those of a priest.
One example is that Laurence made a plan for Romeo; when Romeo kills Tyballt, Romeo goes with Laurence for help. "The Friar Laurence advice a plan for Romeo to spend the night with Juliet and then he can leave Verona" (162). The Friar knows that is bad, but he does it anyway.
Another example is that wh...more
Romeo and Juliet is doubtlessly the most famous love story of all times and I'm aware of this, but there are still things I...more
Two words: Epic. Fail.
Seriously, I was expecting so much. This is Romeo and Juliet we're talking about here. It's only the best known romance in the history of English lit, right?
OK, I digress. The next generation might just consider Twilight to be the best known romance of all time. Shame on them. Such poor, misguided souls...
I thought R&J's ages caused all their interactions to take on an almost laughable quality. Two teenagers falli...more
I rarely use the term "silly bitch" but I shall use it now and apply it to pretty much everyone in this play. The things Romeo and Juliet do with the support of the misguided adults around them is both incredibly fascinating and ridiculous.
Don't get me wrong, I think Romeo and Juliet is a truly great play. It's entertaining and has the perfect balance for a stage performance. I unfortunately had to read this for school, which means I also had to analyse it and the crap that my...more
O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.
She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate-stone
On the fore-finger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomies...more
I'm not sure what frustrates me more - the play about two young teenagers meeting at a ball and instantly "falling in love" then deciding to get married after knowing each other for one night that turns into one of the most well-known love stories of all time, or the schools that feed this to kids of the same age group as the main characters to support their heads with the idea that yes, they really are in love with that...more
Okay, I'm just going to put it out there. I don't really like Shakespeare. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I don't like his writing a single bit. His language was, you know...pretty and most people look at Shakespeare's work and go "Oh my gosh! Look at all these complex words and language from a different time! I'm going to pretend I like it so people think I'm deep and smart!" That's not me.
This was a horrible story. It was boring, for one. The plot absolutely infuriates me (to the p...more
The short story “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is a retold romantic love between the two young people who both suffered tragic death because of their families’ hatred. In this story, Shakespeare had successfully shown that love and hatred could make people do extreme things.
First of all, the ancient hatred had caused the fight between two families, the Montague and the Capulet. At the beginning of the story, “men loyal to the Montague family a...more
I don't get it. It is hilariously foolish and not to mention weird, yet people love this play and start imagining themselves as the 'sacrificial' characters. Though, I'm one to talk, I'll admit; with the way I fan girl and obsess over characters ranging from Jace Herondale to Fred Weasley and Gilbert Blythe.
There are a range of irritating flaws in the play. For example, to me Romeo seems like an i...more
ACT 1 SCENE ONLY ONE: A debate
Enter English teacher and the entire class [one being Wendy]
ENGLISH TEACHER: okay class, today we are going to have a debate on the existence of love at first sight. This is a majorly explored theme in scene 5 of Act 1... Now who will be on which team?
95% of the class signs up for the against team and only three were on the affirmative team.
WENDY: Love at first...more
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Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”