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  • Mercutio: "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man." His dying line is a pun!
  • Friar Laurence's Get A Hold Of Yourself Man speech to a hysterically suicidal Romeo in Act III Scene II; he reminds Romeo that he was lucky to be banished instead of punished by death, lucky to have killed Tybalt when Tybalt tried to kill him, and killing himself will essentially kill Juliet.
  • The awesomest part of the whole play:
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  • Tybalt's "I AM FOR YOU" just before the fight with Mercutio was probably the most badass point in the whole play.
  • Mercutio's most (in)famous line: "A plague o' both your houses!" after his swordfight with Tybalt he shouldn't have died from.
  • This line, which may count as a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
    Tybalt: What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, Coward!


1936 film

  • The 1936 film features the only sword fight that Basil Rathbone got to win in his acting career, despite being a far more skilled fencer than many of his opponents.


  • The fact that Shakespeare took this storyline, so easy to bungle, and made not just a good work from it, but a timeless literary classic!


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