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WW5: Juliet

Hi y’all!

I apologise for not having any substantial writing this week…. but here’s a little Juliet to make up for it??? This soliloquy occurs before all the um…. bad stuff …starts happening to her. In this speech, she’s waiting for her nurse to return home after delivering the news to Romeo that he’d better prepare himself for a wedding!

On re-reading Romeo and Juliet as an adult, I am taken with how manipulative, decisive, and strong Juliet is. We may feel that this play is ‘overdone’, but I maintain that it is incredible and filled with endless treasures.

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Of course, no video would be complete without a little visit from Jane!

I’ll be back next week to tell you about our trip to Amsterdam.


9 thoughts on “WW5: Juliet Leave a comment

  1. Oh, I do love this scene from R&J. And I am very impressed that you didn’t miss a beat when kitty jumped on your lap…if you’re not a natural-born actress, I don’t know who is!! And, wait, there’s bad stuff that happens? Spoiler Alert next time!!! Sheesh.

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    • Thank you so much for watching! Yeah, you gotta be ready for anything to come at you in the world of theatre! My favourite ‘surprise’ is working with an actor who can’t remember their lines and therefore having to improvise on their behalf. Joy! R&J really must have been shocking for virgin viewers not beaten over the head with the story beforehand – there’s so much comedy and then SUPER SUPER TRAGIC TIME.

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  2. Beautifully done, Weekes! I so enjoyed your way of conveying Juliet’s anticipation and strong will; it is a side of Juliet we don’t often get to see… Pure poetry! And Jane’s jump into the scene felt like it was perfectly timed! I liked the line about old folks, too. πŸ™‚ Bravo! *rose toss*

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