History Theatre / RomeoAndJuliet

18th Apr '18 11:29:06 PM PaulA
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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Faking Juliet's death wasn't quite crazy enough. Or

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Faking Juliet's death wasn't quite crazy enough. Or



* StarCrossedLovers: TropeNamer. Romeo and Juliet are kept apart by a string of misfortunes. However, it's also an UnbuiltTrope, since it shows how reckless and foolish the lovers were to rush into things.

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* StarCrossedLovers: TropeNamer. Romeo and Juliet are kept apart by a string of misfortunes. However, it's also an UnbuiltTrope, since it shows how reckless and foolish the lovers were to rush into things.
18th Apr '18 10:11:51 PM KingLyger
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It's hard to imagine there are many who don't know the plot to ''Romeo and Juliet'', perhaps the most famous work of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Few people have read it, but [MainstreamObscurity a lot of people know what happens]]. But just in case, here's a quick outline:

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It's hard to imagine there are many who don't know the plot to ''Romeo and Juliet'', perhaps the most famous work of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Few people have read it, but [MainstreamObscurity [[MainstreamObscurity a lot of people know what happens]]. But just in case, here's a quick outline:



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: From the lovers meeting to getting married to their inevitable deaths, the entire play takes place in less than one week's time.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: From the lovers meeting to getting married to their inevitable deaths, the entire play takes place in a little less than one week's time.four days.



## Tybalt: Killed by Romeo.

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## Tybalt: Killed by Romeo.Romeo in a duel.



## Romeo: Killed by Romeo.
## Juliet: Killed herself because Romeo did.

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## Romeo: Killed himself by Romeo.
ingesting poison.
## Juliet: Killed herself because Romeo did.by stabbing herself with Romeo's knife.



* StarCrossedLovers: Romeo and Juliet are kept apart by a string of misfortunes. Possibly an UnbuiltTrope, as the play can be read as a {{deconstruction}} of same.
* TagTeamSuicide: Juliet uses Romeo's dagger to kill herself.

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* StarCrossedLovers: TropeNamer. Romeo and Juliet are kept apart by a string of misfortunes. Possibly However, it's also an UnbuiltTrope, as since it shows how reckless and foolish the play can be read as a {{deconstruction}} of same.
lovers were to rush into things.
* TagTeamSuicide: Juliet uses Romeo's dagger to kill herself.herself after Romeo kills himself by ingesting poison.
18th Apr '18 10:08:30 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:300:Parting is such sweet sorrow...]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Parting is such sweet sorrow...sorrow.]]



It's impossible to imagine there are many who don't know the plot, but here's a quick outline:

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It's impossible hard to imagine there are many who don't know the plot, plot to ''Romeo and Juliet'', perhaps the most famous work of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. Few people have read it, but [MainstreamObscurity a lot of people know what happens]]. But just in case, here's a quick outline:



What, can't read [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]? Fine. In troper's terms:

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What, can't read [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]? Shakespeare? Fine. In troper's terms:



And yes, it all happens about that fast -- all of this happens in the span of less than a week. One of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved. The other is that this is a not just a tragedy, but a comedy of errors in that sometimes, [[MurphysLaw everything that can go wrong does go wrong]].

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And yes, it all happens about that fast -- all of this the whole play happens in the span of less than a week. One of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved. The other is that this is a not just a tragedy, but a comedy of errors in that sometimes, [[MurphysLaw everything that can go wrong does go wrong]].



* CourtlyLove: Subverted. Romeo abandons his courtly love for Rosaline as soon as he meets the much more . . . open . . . Juliet.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Faking Juliet's death . . . wasn't.

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* CourtlyLove: Subverted. Romeo abandons his courtly love for Rosaline as soon as he meets the much more . . . open . . . more open Juliet.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Faking Juliet's death . . . wasn't.death wasn't quite crazy enough. Or



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: From the lovers meeting to getting married to their inevitable deaths, the entire play takes place in less than one week's time.



* NameAndName: Yes

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* %%* NameAndName: Yes
23rd Mar '18 12:24:12 AM lakingsif
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Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo and Juliet - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene.[[note]]An urban legend is that Olivia Hussey was refused into the premiere because of the nudity; this is likely false because she was actually sixteen-seventeen at the time of the film's release, and it was given an "A" rating by the British censor board. And even if she was underage, she could still legally watch the picture if a parent or guardian came with her.[[/note]] Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom.

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Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo and Juliet - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene.[[note]]An urban legend is that Olivia Hussey was refused into the premiere because of the nudity; this is likely false because she was actually sixteen-seventeen at the time of the film's release, and it was given an "A" rating by the British censor board. And even if she was underage, she could still legally watch the picture if a parent or guardian came with her.[[/note]] Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom.
heartthrob-dom. The 1954 adaptation did win a UsefulNotes/LeoneDOro, though.
8th Mar '18 8:45:02 AM AjWargo
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** Escalus sounds like "scales", relating to his attempts to restore justice and order throughout the play.
19th Feb '18 6:44:43 AM k410ren
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* ImprovisedWeapon: The 1968 film has Mercutio and Tybalt briefly fighting with farm tools.
15th Feb '18 3:31:11 PM PaulA
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** Friar Lawrence in the 1968 film version of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' has a desk covered in quite a few interesting-looking (and impractical) retorts and bottles, shown prominently during the scene where he is giving Juliet the sleeping potion. The shots of Juliet from Lawrence's P.O.V. make a point of showing her surrounded on all sides by the Italian Renaissance-era style glassware. Interestingly one of the items is a very anachronistic modern Erlenmeyer flask filled with blue liquid.

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** Friar Lawrence in the 1968 film version of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' has a desk covered in quite a few interesting-looking (and impractical) retorts and bottles, shown prominently during the scene where he is giving Juliet the sleeping potion. The shots of Juliet from Lawrence's P.O.V. make a point of showing her surrounded on all sides by the Italian Renaissance-era style glassware. Interestingly one of the items is a very anachronistic modern Erlenmeyer flask filled with blue liquid.liquid.
* ModestyBedsheet: ZigZagged during the 1968 film: Juliet has one of these during a scene featuring her and Romeo in bed together, post-nuptuals. There was some controversy when Franco Zefferelli kept a split-second shot of her breasts exposed, despite her being under 18.


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* RapunzelHair: Olivia Hussey as Juliet in the 1968 film had waist-length hair.
10th Feb '18 2:11:22 AM sarysa
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What, can't read Shakespeare? Fine. In troper's terms:

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What, can't read Shakespeare? [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]? Fine. In troper's terms:
5th Feb '18 3:47:03 PM Michael_McManus
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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted,]] since Capulet is openly fond of Romeo, and never finds out that Romeo and Juliet are an item until after their deaths.



%%* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: ''Romeo and Juliet'' is already one big slam against romance. It's not so much a critique of romance itself [[note]] which William Shakespeare seems to have been fond of[[/note]] as a critique of dumbass kids who, as soon as they think they're in love, immediately overreact. They're so blinded by love that they kill themselves the moment something goes wrong. Plus all the people they get killed along the way. The message seems to be the opposite of this trope: Romance should only be for people mature enough to deal with it sensibly, and kids should stay out of it.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Romeo and Juliet, especially during their first scenes.
6th Jan '18 5:07:23 AM PaulA
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-->'''Gregory''': I will frown as they pass by, and let them take it as they list.\\
'''Sampson''': Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it. [''Sampson bites his thumb'']\\
'''Abram''': Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?\\
'''Sampson''': I do bite my thumb, sir.\\
'''Abram''': Do you bite your thumb ''at us'', sir?\\
'''Sampson''' [''to Gregory'']: Is the law of our side if I say ay?\\
'''Gregory''': No.\\
'''Sampson''': No sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir; but I bite my thumb, sir.

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-->'''Gregory''': -->'''Gregory:''' I will frown as they pass by, and let them take it as they list.\\
'''Sampson''': '''Sampson:''' Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it. [''Sampson ''[Sampson bites his thumb'']\\
'''Abram''':
thumb]''\\
'''Abram:'''
Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?\\
'''Sampson''': '''Sampson:''' I do bite my thumb, sir.\\
'''Abram''': '''Abram:''' Do you bite your thumb ''at us'', sir?\\
'''Sampson''' [''to Gregory'']: '''Sampson:''' ''[to Gregory]'' Is the law of our side if I say ay?\\
'''Gregory''': '''Gregory:''' No.\\
'''Sampson''': '''Sampson:''' No sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir; but I bite my thumb, sir.



-->'''Sampson''': Gregory, o' my word, we'll not carry coals.\\
'''Gregory''': No, for then we should be colliers.\\
'''Sampson''': I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.\\
'''Gregory''': Ay, while you live, draw your neck out of the collar.

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-->'''Sampson''': -->'''Sampson:''' Gregory, o' my word, we'll not carry coals.\\
'''Gregory''': '''Gregory:''' No, for then we should be colliers.\\
'''Sampson''': '''Sampson:''' I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.\\
'''Gregory''': '''Gregory:''' Ay, while you live, draw your neck out of the collar.
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