Romeo and Juliet (complete text) :|: Open Source ShakespeareThe text you requested is loading. This shouldn't take more than a minute, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Merrily, merrily shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. A public place. A street. A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets.
Romeo and Juliet (2013)
Infuriated citizens begin hitting at the brawlers on both sides, as Capulet and Montague themselves enter the fray. The anarchy only ceases when the Prince himself arrives and orders an end to the fighting, threatening both Capulet and Montague with death if another battle erupts. Montague, his wife and Benvolio are left alone as the others depart.
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The Shakescleare version of Romeo and Juliet contains the complete original play alongisde a line-by-line modern English translation. Now you can easily understand even the most complex and archaic words and phrases word spoken by Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Friar Laurence, the Nurse, Tybalt, and all the Capulets and Montagues, throughout the entire play, including famous quotes like "Wherefore art thou Romeo? Ben is a co-founder of LitCharts. He holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard University, where as an undergraduate he won the Winthrop Sargent prize for best undergraduate paper on a topic related to Shakespeare. Sign In Sign Up.
Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines. It is good but there is no love just lust. Because for one: they kissed within hours meeting, at the same time being teenagers. What the heck. They still have the minds of the teen in this play. So Shakespeare knew what he was doing when he wrote the two as teens.
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