Nto verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567 Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters particularly Mercutio and Paris Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595 the play was first published in a uarto version in 1597 The text of the first uarto version was of poor uality however and ater editions corrected the text to conform closely with Shakespeare s original 1977 248 Happy 2018 everyone I thought I would get the year off on the right track by reading my first book for classics bingo in the group catching up on classicsand A Succubus for Freedom and other tales of Obscene Orgies lots One of the suares on this year s board is to read a book published before the 18th century and because Romeo and Juliet is one of this month s group reads I decided to mark off this suare early Way back in ninth grade I read Romeo and Juliet I happened to have a teacher who assigned us outside of the box assignments such as writingetters between the primary characters or keeping Juliet s diary Thus this Shakespearean tragedy remains memorable to me than some of the other dramas I have read over the years Yet the play still warranted a reread through adult eyes so here I am beginning 2018 by reading ShakespeareI will be the first to admit that I although I enjoy reading through modern drama usually Pulitzer winners Shakespeare is tough for me The anguage I am able to slog through however most plots are dull and eave me with much to be the desired The only dramas I enjoy enough to want to reread is The Merchant of Venice and MacBeth for their strong female protagonists Which brings me back to Romeo and Juliet Most people know the basis of the story one that has been retold so many times that it is part of western vernacular My favorite version of Romeo and Juliet is the musical Westside Story The song that begins when you re a Jet you re a Jet all the way sets the tone for the entire musical the Jets and Sharks just flat out don t خلقیات ما ایرانیان like each other but they areoyal to members of their own gang until their The Avril LaVigne Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Avril LaVigne last dying day This plot comes right out of Romeo and Juliet which features the Montagues and Capulets of Verona who have been feuding for time eternal Like its modern counterpart the Montagues and Capulets just flat out don tike one another no matter the circumstances It has always been thus and no member of the A Fatal Debt: A Novel leadership of either family has done anything toessen the feudAll these feelings of ill will change on one special night when young Romeo Montague is smitten with Juliet Capulet at a masked ball The two instantly fall in The White Ballets love and do everything in their power to hide their romance from their feuding family members parents included I can understand why this is the play often assigned to fourteen year olds because what young teenager has not been smitten and thinks that heshe is inove Combine this with the aspect of star crossed overs who are going against the prevailing trends of society and there are many directions that a teacher can go in while discussing this with students Boys will ike enjoy the dueling between members of the Montagues and Capulets and perhaps also the innuendo imagery that Romeo uses to describe Juliet whereas perhaps girls will swoon over the descriptions of Romeo and how he does everything in his power to marry and be with Juliet for all eternity Reading through adult eyes and admittedly 21st century eyes I enjoyed the plot myself as well as descriptions of Juliet The star crossed over uniue aspect of this play allowed me to read it uicker than I would with other Shakespearean drama that I find tedious to get through at bestDespite the imagery and the storyline Shakespeare s anguage was still a bore for me to read The planning and plotting and The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College long solilouies made for heavy reading The story of star crossedovers Romeo and Juliet and the conseuences of their relationship could be completed in one to two acts Yet then the story would not be a Shakespearean five act timeless classic Perhaps because I am reading this drama during the 21st century where people need information before it happens makes plays with speaking than action too slow at times for modern readers Even with modern Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin literature unless it is ualityiterary fiction I find it sluggish to get through slow moving novels with ittle plot movement and prefer those novels with shorter chapters After rereading a number of Shakespearean plays over the past few years I have come to realize that unless there is a ot of plot development feuding fighting falling in Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices love illicit marriage fighting that it is a challenge for me to get through the text Lucky for me that Romeo and Juliet contains the elements of a uality story so it is only the text that challenges me not the story itselfShakespeare s story of star crossedovers remains timeless classic that has been redone many times over Romeo and Juliet have made appearances in some form on Broadway plays to Hollywood movies including a modern version starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Without stretching one s imagination all that much Romeo and Juliet even resurface in the Star Wars story during the preuel trilogy Their imagery is everywhere in modern society and by telling of two feuding groups as a backdrop Shakespeare created a tale that could relate to people across many places and times from school groups to rival governments Now that I got through my first book of the year I am excited to get a jump start on bingo and my other challenges both in groups and personal ones Whether I read another Shakespeare remains to be seen because at the end of the day if there are no feuds fights star crossed Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism lovers and other elements of a modern story Shakespeare song solilouies are not really my taste375 star. Million copies is now completely revised and repackagedEach volume features Authoritative reliable texts High uality introductions and notes New readable trade trim size An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's ife and the selection of texts?.
Y and it s not fair WHY DOES GOD HATE MEFRIAR LAURENCE Jesus Christ not this again Okay if you promise to grow a pair I l help you and your wife out Here s the plan she takes a potion that After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry ll make her go into a coma and then shel get put in the family tomb and then you Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread ll sneak back into town break into the tomb wait until she wakes up and then the two of you escape andive happily ever after It s perfectAUDIENCE the hellShockingly the plan fails Romeo goes back to the tomb pausing to kill Paris just for good measure but he thinks Juliet s dead and drinks poison and dies and then Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes like two secondsater she wakes up and sees that Romeo isn t mostly dead ike she was he s dead so she stabs herselfMONTAGUE Wow we are awful parents CAPULET I have an idea et s make solid gold statues of our dead children to commemorate their ove and serve as a constant reminder of the fact that our only children killed themselves because we were such uncaring parents they actually do thisSHAKESPEARE Beat that Stephenie Meyer THE ENDRead for 9th grade EnglishBONUS courtesy of The Second City Network Every Shakespeare heroine needs a sassy gay friend Two things struck me during this re reading 1 From the first scene of the play the sexual puns are drenched in metaphorical violence drawing your weapon aying knife aboard forcing women to the wall etc creating a stark contrast with the purity of Romeo and Juliet s She Weeps Each Time You're Born love andanguage and 2 Mercutio the Nurse and Old Capulet are something totally new both in Shakespeare and also in English drama that is characters who are not only realistic but whose anguage completely reflects their thought processes to the point where they take on a ife of their own Shakespeare would create many other such characters but these three are the first Why didn t they just run away together It would have saved a Seven Days, Seven Dinners lot of heart ache in fair verona where weay our scene i went to verona this past weekend and there is a very special experience that comes from reading a story in the same place where it is set the city has a very romantic feel to it but its a gentle and uiet romance which is completely different from the urgent and desperate A Northern Light love between romeo and juliet we could argue for days about whether or not romeo and juliet were actually inove with each other If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas let alone old enough to know whatove is but for me my focus isnt the story its how its told the writing in this is so ovely even when tybalt gets called a saucy boy ololol i think shakespeare is a genius and the way his characters express Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, love andonging and desire in this is really something else come gentle night come oving black browed night give me my romeo and when i shall die take him and cut him out in ittle stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in White Water love with night maybe i just fell under the spell of city or maybe shakespeares words really do have a profound effect on the reader but i enjoyed this play and these star crossedovers and its true what the prince says for never was a story of woe than this of juliet and her romeo 45 stars THIS This is what happens when you jump into a Rebound RelationshipSo when the story opens Romeo is desperately in The Slave Dancer love with Rosaline But since she won t give up the booty has sworn to remain chaste he s all depressed and heartbroken Annoying emo style His friends tired of his constant whining give him a Beyonc mixtape He takes her words to heart and heryrics begin to mend his broken soul His boys drag his sad ass to a party and across a crowded room Romeo spies his next victimer his really really for real this time True LoveMeet 13 year old Juliet Who is 13And how old is Romeo Well he s old enough to kill Juliet s cousin in a sword fight soyeah Probably not 13 But since he s such a punk Special Agent little pussy what with the whining sobbing and spouting off crap poetry I m going to assume he s not much older than she is and say 15 or 16 If I m wrong don t correct me Itl help me sleep tonight Tragically Juliet is a Hatfield and Romeo is a McCoy Their families have been feuding over a McCoy pig that was killed during a Hatfield moonshine run decades ago Totally true I swearNeedless to say tensions are still running high So Shhhhh They gotta keep their Sleep with the Fishes love on the downowAnd it is The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History love dammit I mean they ve stared at each other a whole bunch and hadike two conversations This time around Romeo isn t going to make the same mistake as before and et the new girl of his dreams slip through his fingersFuck yeah Time to get married Because marriage will solve all your problems No reallyPinkie promiseAnd we all know what happened next rightWellIshYou know I can t help but wonder what that first encounter would ve been ike if they d met when they were olderRomeo Hey baby Heaven must be missing an angel Mind if I crawl up to your balcony tonightJuliet The fuck taser cracklesRomeo screamsAnyhoo this isn t a romance it s a cautionary tale And a pretty funny one at that I originally gave it 3 stars but I had to bump it up for making me giggle so much Between Romeo Juliet both crying moping and twirling around A World on Fire like a tweenage girls and the rest of the cast flailing around to accommodate these idiots this was waaaaaay better than I remembered itIistened to this on Playaway so I got to have the audio version with a full cast of characters sound effects and music Loved it Totally recommend going this way if you re planning on trying out Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star crossed overs whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiuity The plot is based on an Italian tale translated Need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors Stephen Orgel and A R Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation Patrick StewartThe distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series which has sold than four.
I m not sure what annoys me the play that elevated a story about two teenagers meeting at a ball and instantly falling in ove then deciding to get married after knowing each other for one night into the most well known ove story of all time or the middle schools that feed this to kids of the same age group as the main characters to support their angst filled heads with the idea that yes they really are in ove with that guygirl they met five minutes ago and no one can stop them especially not their meddling parentsKeep in mind that Juliet was THIRTEEN YEARS OLD Her father states she hath not yet seen the change of fourteen years in 129 Even in Shakespeare s England most women were at 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate least 21 before they married and had children It s not clear how old Romeo is but either he s also a stupidittle kid who needs to be slapped or he s a child molester and neither one is a good thingWhen I was in middle school or high school around the time we read this book I remember a classmate saying in class that when her and her boyfriends eyes met across the uad they just knew they were meant to be together forever How convenient that her soulmate happened to be an immensely popular and good The Oxford New Greek Dictionary looking football player and his soulmate happened to be a gorgeous cheerleader That s notove at first sight that s The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece lust at first sight If they were reallyucky maybe as time went on they would also happen to click very well that The New Job Security lust would develop intoove it didn t and they would end up together forever they didn t But if they saw each other at a school dance decided they were The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) like totally inove and then the next day decided to run off and get married we shouldn t encourage that as a romantic The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis love story we should slap the hell out of them both to wake them up to realityFor what it s worth my cynicism doesn t come from any bitterness towardsife or The Jumbee love I met my wife when we were 17 and we ve now been together almost 10 years married for aittle over 2 Fortunately for me she turned out to be awesome If we had decided the day after meeting each other that we were hopelessly in ove and needed to get married immediately we would have been idiots and I hope someone who I trusted and respected would have slapped me hard If we were 13 at the time that would be even worse Enlightened adults injecting this into our youth as a classic ove story for the generations providing further support for their angst filled false ideas of Simple Art of Greatness love and marriage is probably worst of all The people who dislike this play are the ones who view common sense over being rational and prefer to view the world in a structured way One of the main arguments that come across is the meeting falling inove and dying all in a weekend when Juliet is but 13 We all must die in the end so wouldn t you want to in the name of Where the Heart Waits love than of an awful disease Perhaps the twoovers weren t truly in ove but their ast A Burglar's Guide to the City living moments were spent believing so so what does it matter How can one truly know if one is inove Is it a feeling In that case what is a feeling If you believe you are in ove then you may as well be contrary to what others might sayThe argument with the weak plot Shakespeare didn t invent Romeo and Juliet It was infact a poem which is constantly being adapted over time Shakespeare did add in some aspects but the meeting in the ballroom Tybalts death the sleeping draught and such were already in the poemI personally ove this play purely because it s an escape from this modern world I m not saying I American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago like the treatment of women nor the fighting but it sike a different world that i m never going to experience and reading it through Shakespeare s gorgeous writing makes Verona seem all the romantic Every emo fourteen year old s dream In bullet point form fall in ove with hot boygirl delete as appropriate that parents can t stand tender words and some sex gotta find out what that s ike major tragic incident that really wasn t your fault you were provoked everyone s mad at you die beautiful death in Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul loved one s arms parents finally understand how much they cared about you and are sorry they didn t treat you better when you were aliveSo how did Shakespeare manage to turn this heap of crap which even Zac Efron would think twice about into one of the most moving stories of all time If you Romeo and Juliet abridgedROMEO I m Romeo and I used to be emo and annoying but now I m so totally inuuuuurve 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 RosalineROMEO Whomeanwhile Juliet prances around her room and draws hearts on things and scribbles Mrs Juliet Montague in her diary over and over Because she is THIRTEEN How old is Romeo supposed to be Let s not talk about that kCAPULET Good news Juliet I found you a husbandPARIS Hello I m a complete tool JULIET Daddy I don t want to marry that apparently decent and unflawed guy I m in ove with Romeo Montague we met yesterday and it was HOT CAPULET I WILL BE DAMNED IF I SEE MY ONLY DAUGHTER MARRIED TO THE ONLY SON OF THE MAN WHO IS MY MORTAL ENEMY FOR REASONS TOO UNIMPORTANT TO SPECIFY IN THIS PLAYJULIET stamps foot runs off to her room to watch High School Musical again and sulkTYBALT Hey Romeo your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberriesMONTAGUE POSSE Oh snapMERCUTIO YOU TAKE THAT BACK TYBALT MAKE ME ROMEO No You can t fight him Mercutio because I already married his cousin TYBALT I KEEL YOU Romeo attempts to stop the fight and fails miserablyMERCUTIO FUCK YOU ALL diesROMEO Okay forget what I said about not fighting I KEEL YOUTYBALT diesPRINCE I ve had enough of your shit Emo McStabbypants You re banished ROMEO Waaaaaahhhhhh I m banished and Juliet is going to marry another gu. 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William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been tr