History Headscratchers / RomeoAndJuliet

22nd Mar '17 6:50:56 AM cdrood
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*** Pretty much all the reasons for DawsonCasting apply to stage productions. Things like work hours regulations, school requirements, acting experience, etc. are all still relevant for professional productions.
22nd Mar '17 6:39:43 AM cdrood
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**** Also the clergy at the time, usually being the most educated people around, tended to pull double duty.
5th Mar '17 7:29:39 PM jainasolo
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[[WMG: What was Friar Lawrence's plan?]]
*He says he's hoping that Romeo and Juliet's marriage will stop the feud, but how does he think that's going to happen if it's secret? Wouldn't them getting secretly married make the families angrier? What was he going to do if Juliet got pregnant? Didn't it occur to him that their parents would probably want to marry them off eventually?
2nd Mar '17 12:15:25 AM MadCormorant
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* If I recall correctly, one family was Guelfh and the other Ghibelline. They were on opposite sides of a power struggle between the pope and the Holy Roman emperor.

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* If I recall correctly, one family was Guelfh Guelph and the other Ghibelline. They were on opposite sides of a power struggle between the pope and the Holy Roman emperor.
2nd Mar '17 12:13:08 AM MadCormorant
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* If I recall correctly, one family was Guelf and the other Ghibelline. They were on opposite sides of a power struggle between the pope and the holy Roman emperor.

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* If I recall correctly, one family was Guelf Guelfh and the other Ghibelline. They were on opposite sides of a power struggle between the pope and the holy Holy Roman emperor.


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** Another critical point is raised given the above comment about hospitality: SacredHospitality. Even if Capulet was eager to do Romeo ill, it would've made him look VERY bad if a guest at his house came to harm by his own hand or his family's, which might give other families reasons to side with the Montagues in their ongoing feud. Hence why he's trying to hold Tybalt back.
11th Jan '17 7:28:16 PM nombretomado
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* [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]] Suicide by shooting in the heart is sufficiently uncommon for it to have been a plot twist in a LordPeterWimsey novel.

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* [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]] Suicide by shooting in the heart is sufficiently uncommon for it to have been a plot twist in a LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel.
7th Jan '17 2:15:05 AM MercutioDreams
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** This section is referring to the Baz Luhrmann movie, in which Juliet shoots herself in the head with a gun instead of stabbing herself with a dagger.
22nd Mar '16 1:28:04 AM Kythereia
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* There was no need to fool around with poisons etc. just pop Juliet into a nunnery for safety and go straight to the Prince with the story of her marriage to Romeo then stand back and wait for the fireworks to stop.
Prince Escalus will ''love'' this solution to his civil violence problem and the Capulets and Montagues are down to one heir apiece meaning sooner or later they are going to have to stop screaming and accept the marriage. Everybody wins! Except Shakespeare of course.

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* There was no need to fool around with poisons etc. just pop Juliet into a nunnery for safety and go straight to the Prince with the story of her marriage to Romeo then stand back and wait for the fireworks to stop. \n Prince Escalus will ''love'' this solution to his civil violence problem and the Capulets and Montagues are down to one heir apiece meaning sooner or later they are going to have to stop screaming and accept the marriage. Everybody wins! Except Shakespeare of course.
** And Friar Laurence was probably planning to do just that before Act 3, Scene 1. Being banished for murder kind of puts a crimp in your wedding plans. (Also your in-laws now hate you and want deadly revenge, but hey, that's pretty much par for the course.)
6th Jan '16 3:59:58 PM roxana
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[[Why Is Friar Lawrence Such An Idiot?]]

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[[Why [[WMG: Why Is Friar Lawrence Such An Idiot?]]



Prince Escalus will ''love'' this solution to his civil violence problem and the Capulets and Montagues are down to one heir apiece meaning sooner or later they are going to have to stop screaming and accept the marriage. Everybody wins!

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Prince Escalus will ''love'' this solution to his civil violence problem and the Capulets and Montagues are down to one heir apiece meaning sooner or later they are going to have to stop screaming and accept the marriage. Everybody wins!
wins! Except Shakespeare of course.
6th Jan '16 3:56:34 PM roxana
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[[Why Is Friar Lawrence Such An Idiot?]]
* There was no need to fool around with poisons etc. just pop Juliet into a nunnery for safety and go straight to the Prince with the story of her marriage to Romeo then stand back and wait for the fireworks to stop.
Prince Escalus will ''love'' this solution to his civil violence problem and the Capulets and Montagues are down to one heir apiece meaning sooner or later they are going to have to stop screaming and accept the marriage. Everybody wins!
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