Romeo and Juliet
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 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
After knowing each other for 10 minutes, they decide to get married. Bear in mind Juliet is about 13 and Romeo is about 15. For most of the book they just tell each other how much they love each other, or are telling other people how much they love each other.
Then Romeo kills Juliet's cousin. Does she care? No, of course not. She's just happy that the boy she met three days ago is still alive...more
You know, I'm quite certain that if Shakespeare was the "genius" everyone claimed him to be, that Romeo & Juliet has been poorly interpreted. They were two young teenagers that fell "in love" in three days, and resulted in a shitload of deaths for a stupid reason. If Shakespeare was so brilliant, I don't think he'd call that true love or romantic. I think his point was that the families' feud was stupid, and in turn it caused their...more
There is an assumption that if you are a woman, and possess functioning ovaries, you must love this play.
I hate. This. Play. And I'm not just saying that because the teacher paired me with a guy who liked to bully me for that infamous balcony scene. It is stupid. It is a stupid, stupid play.
(My favorites, if you are curious, are 1. Titus Andronicus, 2. The Taming of the...more
Being their age, I would never have behaved so badly--meet, marry, suicide in a weekend? Puh-leez.
I have ca...more
That being said, I think it is a bit pathetic that they take their lives for each other, considering they've only known each other for three days at the point that they did so. The plot was intruiging but it was not anything special. My conclusion: Romeo and Juliet was not an epic rom...more
I think characters really make a story; the way they view the world and connect with others is what makes it real and interesting to me.
Romeo and Juliet did none of that. Romeo is in "love" with a girl. He goes to a party to see her and woe and behold, he sees Juliet. They speak maybe 10 sentences to each other and then kiss twice. Obviously they're in love. Obviously they want to g...more
From Atlas Obscura:
Even though Juliet Capulet is a fictional character created by Shakespeare, millions worship her as a love goddess. Every year tourists from around the globe, flock to Verona just to see the balco...more
Well, the whole story was cute and sweet and yada yada yada. But, it's SO ANNOYING how there's "miscommunication" throughout the entire book. Yeah yeah, I Know that that's one of the problems, but it REALLY bugs me. I just wanted to go "OMG, WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE BEEN MORE PATIENT!? WHY IS...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.”