by William Shakespeare
The Montagues and the Capulets have a long-standing feud which regularly leads to outbreaks of street violence in Verona. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love, their feelings are so strong that they ignore their families’ rivalry and marry secretly.
But then Tybalt (Capulet) kills Romeo’s best friend Mercutio, and Romeo in an outburst of rage takes revenge by killing Tybalt. After only one day of marriage, Romeo is banished from Verona and may never see Juliet again. When Juliet’s father (knowing nothing of her relationship with Romeo) tries to force her into an arranged marriage, Juliet grasps desperate measures…
White Horse Theatre’s abridgement is packed with emotion and action, with poetry and humour, with hate...and with love.
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Extract from the script 'Romeo and Juliet'
|Juliet:||O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
|Romeo [Aside]:||Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?|
|Juliet:||'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot,
Nor arm nor face, [nor any other part]
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for thy name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.