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"Romeo"&"Juliet"

Adapted"for"Lean"&"Hungry"Theatre"by"Kevin"Finkelstein"

[A%Note%about%the%music.%%CAPULET’S%THEME%and%MONTAGUE’S %THEME%are%referenced% throughout%the%script.%%The%melody%of%both%stems%from%a%bigger%piece%(i.e.%the%melody%strains% can%be%heard%in%this%“bigger%piece,”%which,%for%the%purposes%of%this%script ,%is%called%SHOW% THEME]%

PROLOGUE

 

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[MUSIC"# 1:""SHOW"THEME"BUILDS]

CAPULET " Two%households,%both%alike%in% dignity,%

MONTAGUE"

In%fair%Verona,%where%we%lay%our%scene,%

TYBALT " From%ancient%grudge%break%to%new%mutiny ,%

MERCUTIO " Where%civil%blood%makes%civil%hands%unclean. %

NURSE" From%forth%the%fatal%loins%of%these%two%foes %

ROMEO"&"JULIET" A%pair%of%starW cross'd%lovers%take%their%life;%

FRIAR"LAURENCE"

Whose%misadventured%piteous%overthrows%

LADY"MONTAGUE% Do%with%their%death%bury%their%parents'%strife. %

PARIS" The%fearful%passage%of%their%death W mark'd% love,%

LADY"CAPULET" And%the%continuance%of%their%parents'%rage ,%

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Which,%but%their%children's%end,%nought%could%remove ,%

PRINCE" Is%now%but%one%hour’s%traffic%of%our%stage. %

[MUSIC"# 2:"SHOW"THEME"OUT"(BUTTON?""BLEND?)]

 

[MUSIC"# 3:" LEAN"&"HUNGRY"THEME"SONG"IN ]"

 

HOST " From%the%heart%of%the%nation’s%capital %you’re%listening%to%a%Lean%&%Hungry%Theater%radio%drama% adaptation%of%William%Shakespeare’s%classic%tragic%love%story,%“Romeo%&%Juliet.” %

Brought%to%you%with%the%support%of%WAMUW FM%and%the%St.%Stephen%and%the%Incarnation%Arts% Collaborative,%and%endorsed%by%the%Columbia%Lighthouse%for%the%Blind,%this%performance%of% “Romeo%&%Juliet”%is%presented%in%one%hour. %

And%now,%Lean%&%Hungry%Theater%presents%“Romeo%&%Juliet.” %

[MUSIC"# 4:" LEAN"&"HUNGRY"THEME"SONG "OUT]%

 

NARRATOR"

Love%is%in%the%air%and%Cupid%has%his%arrows%knocked.%%For%the%young%teens%of%Verona,%California,%

the%days%are%filled%with%classes,%fencing%lessons,%planning%for%the%big%Spring%Formal,%and%way%too% much%testosterone.%%F or%th e% opulent,%high W class%families%of%Capulets%and%Montagues,%however,% the%arrival%of%the%season%simply%means%more%planning,%positioning%and%fighting.%%For%these%two% families,%the%most%influential%and%highly%regarded %in%Verona,%nothing%is%more%important%than%

b eing%viewed%as%the%crème%de%la%crème,%and%that%will%only%happen%for%one%when%the%other%is% disgraced. %

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As%our%story%opens,%classes%are%about%to%be%dismissed%for%the%day%at%the%Prince% Preparatory% Academy.%%Any%hope%of%a%peaceful%end%to%the%day%is%dashed%when% Balthasar,%loyal%to%the% Montague%family,%and%Sampson,%of%the%Capulets,%pass%each%other%in%the%hallway.%%Ah,%the%hotW headedness%of%youth. %

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[SFX"#1:"SCHOOL"BELLS]

[SFX"#2:"STUDENTS"MILLING"IN"HALLWAYS"AND"EXITING"SCHOOL]"

BALTHASAR% Do%you%bite% your%thumb%at%me,%sir? %

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SAMPSON% I%do%bite%my%thumb,%sir. %

BALTHASAR% Do%you%bite%your%thumb%at%me,%sir? %

SAMPSON% No,%sir,%I%do%not%bite%my%thumb%at%you,%sir,%but%I%bite%my%thumb,%sir. % Do%you%quarrel,%sir? %

BALTHASAR% Quarrel%sir!%no,%sir. %

SAMPSON% If%you%do,%sir,%I%am%for%you:%I%serve%as%good%a%man%as%you. %

BALTHASAR%

No%better. %

[SFX"#3:"AMBIENT"SOUND"OUT]

"with"

Actors:(“It’s(on!”(“Oh,(snap!”(etc.((2(seconds.((Actors(out(with: (

[SFX"#4:"FOIL"BEING"DRAWN]"

 

SAMPSON% Draw,%if%you%be%a%man. %

[SFX"#5:" FOIL"BEING"DRAWN,"2"BLADES"CONNECTING"ONCE]"

 

Actors:(“Fight!(Fight!”(Cheers,(etc.((over(

(

[SFX"#6:"FIGHT"NOISES"OF"SWORDFIGHT"(FOILS)]

( (Actors(out(with:" [SFX"#7:" FOOTSTEPS"RUNNING"UP "ON"TILE,"FOIL"BEING"DRAWN]
(
(Actors(out(with:"
[SFX"#7:" FOOTSTEPS"RUNNING"UP "ON"TILE,"FOIL"BEING"DRAWN]
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Enter!BENVOLIO !
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Put%up!%You%know%not%what%you%do. %
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[SFX"#8:"END"FIGHT"NOISES"OF"SWORDFIGHT]

Enter!TYBALT %

TYBALT % Turn%thee,%Benvolio,%look%upon%thy%death. %

BENVOLIO % I%keep%the%peace,%Tybalt:%put%up%thy%sword,% Or%manage%it%to%part%these%men%with%me. %

TYBALT % What,%drawn,%and%talk%of%peace!%I%hate%the%word,% As%I%hate%hell,%all%Montagues,%and%thee:%

[SFX"#9:"FOIL"BEING"DRAWN"(under"next"line)]

 

Have%at%thee,%coward!%

[SFX"#10:"FIGHT"NOISES"OF"SWORDFIGHT"(FOILS)"under:]

BALTHASAR%

Clubs,%bills,%and%partisans!%%

SAMPSON"(overlapping)"

S

trike!%beat%him%down! %

BALTHASAR"(w/"others)%

Down%with%the%Capulets!%

SAMPSON"(w/"others)"

 

D

own%with%the%Montagues!%

Enter!PRINCE !

(

[SFX"#11:"FOOTSTEPS"(TILE),"PRINCE’S"FLOURISH]

PRINCE% Rebellious%subjects,%enemies%to%peace,% Profaners%of%this%neighbourW stained%steel,WW % Will%they%not%hear?%What,%ho!%%

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[SFX"#12:"FIGHT"NOISES"AND"HALLWAY"NOISES"END]

Y

ou%men,%you%beasts,%

On%pain%of%torture,%from%those%bloody%hands % Throw%your%mistemper'd%weapons%to%the%ground,% And%hear%the%sentence%of%Headmistress%Prince. % If%ever%yo u%disturb%our%streets%again,% Your%lives%shall%pay%the%forfeit%of%the%peace.% For%this%time,%all%the%rest%depart%away. %

[SFX"#13:"PA"RECORDING:""“Headmistress"Prince,"please"report"to"your"office.” ]

PRINCE" Once%more,%on%pain%of%death,%all%men%depart. %

NARRATOR" Headmistress%Prince,%one,%Capulets%and%Montagues,%zero.%%Still,%don’t%be%too%hard%on%them.%%We% were%all%young,%once%upon%a%time.%%It’s%clear%from%this%latest%skirmish%that%the%Capu lets%and% Montagues%won’t%be%breaking%bread%together%anytime%soon.%%And%speaking%of%the%Montagues,%it% looks%like%Benvolio%has%arrived%at%their%house,%looking%for%their%son,%Romeo.%%Like%most%teenage% males,%Romeo%has%lately%been%spending%his%free%time%thinking%about%women,%wine%and%song.%% Benvolio%is%a%little%worried%that%l ife%might%be%passing%Romeo%by,%and%he’s%talking%with%Lord%and% Lady%Montague%about%it… %

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LADY"MONTAGUE% O,%where%is%Romeo?%saw%you%him%to W day? %

BENVOLIO % Madam,%an%hour%before%the%worshipp'd%sun,% So%early%walking%did%I%see%your%son:% Towards%him%I%made,%but%he%was%ware%of%me% And%stole%into%the%covert%of%the%wood . %

MONTAGUE% Many%a%morning%hath%he%there%been%seen. %

[MUSIC"# 5:"MONTAGUE’S"THEME]

 

BENVOLIO % See,%where%he%comes:%so%please%you,%step%aside;% I'll%know%his%grievance,%or%be%much%denied. %

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" MONTAGUE% Come,%madam,%let's%away. % ! Exeunt!MONTAGUE!and!LADY!MONTAGUE! [SFX"#14:" 2"
"
MONTAGUE%
Come,%madam,%let's%away. %
!
Exeunt!MONTAGUE!and!LADY!MONTAGUE!
[SFX"#14:" 2" FOOTSTEPS"EXIT,"SOFTLY"(SLIPPERS"ON"CARPET)]
(
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BENVOLIO %
Good W morrow,%cousin.%
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ROMEO %
Is%the%day%so%young? %
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BENVOLIO %
But%new%struck%nine. %
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ROMEO %
Ay%me!%sad %hours%seem%long. %
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BENVOLIO %
What%sadness%lengthens%Romeo's%hours? %
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ROMEO %
Not%having%that,%which,%having,%makes%them%short. %
"
BENVOLIO % In%love? % " ROMEO % Out WW % " BENVOLIO % Of%love? %
BENVOLIO
%
In%love? %
"
ROMEO %
Out WW %
"
BENVOLIO
%
Of%love? %
"
ROMEO %
Out%of%her%favour,%where%I%am%in%love. %
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BENVOLIO %
Alas,%that%love,%so%gentle%in%his%view,%
Should%be%so%tyrannous%and%rough%in%proof!%
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ROMEO % Alas,%that%love,%whose%view%is%muffled%still,% Should,%without%eyes,%see%pathways%to%his%will!% Dost%thou%not%laugh? %

" BENVOLIO % No,%coz,%I%rather%weep. % " ROMEO % Good%heart,%at%what? % " BENVOLIO %
"
BENVOLIO %
No,%coz,%I%rather%weep. %
"
ROMEO %
Good%heart,%at%what? %
"
BENVOLIO %
Tell%me%in%sadness,%who%is%that%you%love. %
"
ROMEO %
In%sadness,%cousin,%I%do%love%a%woman. %
"
BENVOLIO %
I%aim'd%so%near,%when%I%supposed%you%loved. %
"
ROMEO %
Rosaline:% She'll%not%be%hit%
With%Cupid's%arrow;%she%hath%Dian's%wit;%
O,%she%is%rich%in%beauty,%only%poor,%
That%when%she%dies%with%beauty%dies%her%store.%
"
BENVOLIO %
Then%she%hath%sworn%that%she%will%still%live%chaste?%
"
ROMEO %
She%hath%forsworn%to%love,%and%in%that%vow%
Do%I%live%dead%that%live%to%tell%it%now.%
"
BENVOLIO %
Be%ruled%by%me,%forget%to%think%of%her. %
"
ROMEO %
O,%teach%me%how%I%should%forget%to%think. %
"
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BENVOLIO %
By%giving%liberty%unto%thine%eyes;%
Examine%other%beauties. %
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ROMEO % Farewell:%thou%canst%not%teach%me%to%forget.%

[MUSIC "# 6:"MONTAGUE"THEME"OUT]"

!

NARRATOR" Wait,%what?%%I%thought%this%was%supposed%to%be%Romeo%&%Juliet,%not%Romeo%&%Rosaline!%%Well,% who%can%understand%the%workings%of%a%16W yearW old’s%mind? %Let’s%head%over%to%Lord%Capulet’s% house,%where%Lord%and%Lady%Capulet%are%chatting%with%the%County%Paris,%who’s%no%slouch%in%the% status%department.%%The%County%Paris%has%just%presented%his%case%for%wedding%Lord%and%Lady% Capulet’s%only%daughter,%Juliet.%%%

" SCENE"III. " "
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SCENE"III.
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[SFX"#15:" AMBIENT"SOUNDS"OF"A"GOLF"COURSE]"

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[MUSIC"# 7:"CAPULET"THEME]

PARIS% My%lord,%what%say%you%to%my%suit? %

CAPULET % But%saying%o'er% what%I%have%said%before:%

[SFX"#16:"SOUND"OF"GOLF"BALL"BEING"HIT]"

 

My%child%is%yet%a%stranger%in%the%world;% She%hath%not%seen%the%change%of%fourteen%years,% Let%two%more%summers%wither%in%their%pride,% Ere%we%may%think%her%ripe%to%be%a%bride. %

PARIS% Younger% than%she%are%happy%mothers%made. %

[SFX"#17:"SOUND"OF"GOLF"BALL"BEING"HIT]"

 

CAPULET % And%too%soon%marr'd%are%those%so%early%made. % But%woo%her,%gentle%Paris,%get%her%heart,% An%she%agree,%within%her%scope%of%choice% Lies%my%consent%and%fair%according%voice. This%night%I%hold%an%old%accustom'd%feast,% Whereto%I%have%invited%many%a%guest,% Such%as%I%love;%and%you,%among%the%store. %

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To!Servant,!giving!a!paper%

[SFX"#18:""PAPER"BEING"SHAKEN]

 

Go,%sirrah,%trudge%about% Through%fair%Verona;%find%those%persons%out% Whose%names%are%written%there,%and%to%them%say,% My%house%and%welcome%on%their%pleasure%stay. %

Servant"

Aye,%my%good%lord.%

"

[SFX"#19:" GOLF"CART"DRIVES"AWAY]

"

[MUSIC"# 8:"MUSIC"OUT]

" [SFX"#20:"DURING" NEXT "MONOLOGUE,"CHANGE/INCREASE"IN" AMBIENT"
"
[SFX"#20:"DURING" NEXT "MONOLOGUE,"CHANGE/INCREASE"IN" AMBIENT" NOISES,"AS"SERVANT"
WALKS"FROM"GOLF"COURSE"TO"BUSY "STREET ]
"
"
Servant%
Find%them%out%whose%names%are%written%here!%It%is%
written,%that%the%shoemaker%should%meddle%with%his%
yard,%and%the%tailor%with%his%last,%the%fisher%with%
his%pencil,%and%the%painter%with%his%nets;%but%I%am%
sent%to%find%those%persons%whose%names%are%here%
writ,%and%can%never%find%what%names%the%writing%
person%hath%here%writ. %
[SFX"#21:"2"FOOTSTEPS"APPROACH,"FAST"(SNEAKERS"ON"SIDEWALK)]
%
"
BENVOLIO %
Why,%Romeo,%art%thou%mad? %
"
ROMEO %
Not%mad,%but% WW God W den,%good%fellow. %
"
Servant%
God%gi'%god W den.%I%pray,%sir,%can%you%read? %
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ROMEO %
Ay,%mine%own%fortune%in%my%misery. %
Stay,%fellow;%I%can%read. %
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Reads % 'Signior%Martino%and%his%wife%and%daughters;% County% Paris %and%his%beauteous%sisters;%the%lady% widow%of%Vitravio;%mine% uncle%Capulet,%his%wife%% and%daughters;%my%fair%niece% Rosaline;% % Livia;%Tybalt,%and%the%lively%Helena… '% %

A%fair% assembly:%whither%should%they%come? %

Servant%

Up. %

ROMEO %

Whither? %

Servant% To%supper;%to%our%house. %

ROMEO %

Whose%house?%

Servant%

My%master's. %

ROMEO % Indeed,%I%should%have%ask'd%you%that%before.%

Servant% Now%I'll%tell%you%without%asking:%my%master%is%the% great%rich%Capulet;%and%if%you%be%not%of%the%house% of%Montagues,%I%pray,%come%and%crush%a%cup%of%wine. % Rest%you%merry!%

[SFX"#22:" FOOTSTEPS"EXIT," CLEATS"ON"SIDEWALK]

 

BENVOLIO % At%this%same%ancient%feast%of%Capulet's% Sups%the%fair%Rosaline%whom%thou%so%lovest,% With%all%the%admired%beauties%of%Verona:% Go%thither;%and,%with%unattainted%eye,% Compare%her%face%with%some%that%I%shall%show,% And%I%will%make%thee%think%thy%swan%a%crow. %

ROMEO %

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I'll%go%along,%no%such%sight%to%be%shown,% But%to%rejoice%in%splendor%of%mine%own. %

"

[SFX"#23:"STREET"NOISES"OUT]

"

NARRATOR" Romeo%is%so%caught%up%in%his%lust%for%Rosaline%that%he’s%planning%to%walk%right%into%the%lion’s%den% tonight!%%This%won’t%end%well. %%Let’s%check%in%on%the%Capulet’s%house.%%Amidst%the%preparations% for%tonight’s%Spring%Formal%(one%of%the%highlights%of%the%social%scene%each%year),%Lady%Capulet% comes%to%her%daughter%Juliet’s%bedchamber,%and%finds%Juliet’s%Nurse%instead. %

" SCENE"IV %
"
SCENE"IV
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LADY"CAPULET% Nurse,%where's%my%daughter?%call%her%forth%to%me. %

Nurse % Now,%by%my%maidenhead,%at%twelve%year%old,% I%bade%her%come.%What,%lamb!%what,%ladybird!% God%forbid!%Where's%this%girl? %What,%Juliet!%

[MUSIC"# 9:"CAPULET’S"THEME]"

 

[SFX"#24:"FOOTSTEPS"ENTER,"SLIPPERS"ON"CARPET]"

JULIET% Madam,%I%am%here. % What%is%your%will? %

LADY"CAPULET% This%is%the%matter:WW Nurse,%% Thou%know'st%my%daughter's%of%a%pretty%age. %

Nurse % Faith,%I%can%tell%her%age%unto%an%hour. % I'll%lay%fourteen%of%my%teeth,WW % And%yet,%to%my%teeth%be%it%spoken,%I%have%but%fourWW % Peace,%I%have%done.%God%mark%thee%to%his%grace!% On%Lammas W eve%at%night%shall%she%be%fourteen;% That%shall%she,%marry;%I%remember%it%well. % 'Tis%since%the%earthquake%now%eleven%years;% And%she%was%wean'd,WW I%never%shall%forget%it,WW % Of%all%the%days%of%the%year,%upon%that%day:% For%I%had%then%laid%wormwood%to%my%dug,%

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Sitting%in%the%sun%under%the%doveW house%wall;% My%lord%and%you%were%then%at%Mantua:WW % Nay,%I%do%bear%a%brain:WW but,%as%I%said,% When%it%did%taste%the%wormwood%on%the%nipple% Of%my%dug%and%felt%it%bitter,%pretty%fool,% To%see%it%tetchy%and%fall%out%with%the%dug!% Thou%wast%the%prettiest%babe%that%e'er%I%nursed:% An%I%might%live%to%see%thee%married%once,% I%have%my%wish.%

" LADY"CAPULET% Marry,%that%'marry'%is%the%very%theme% I%came%to%talk%of.%Tell%me,%daughter%Juliet,%
"
LADY"CAPULET%
Marry,%that%'marry'%is%the%very%theme%
I%came%to%talk%of.%Tell%me,%daughter%Juliet,%
How%stands%your%disposition%to%be%married? %
"
JULIET%
It%is%an%honour%that%I%dream%not%of. %
%
Nurse "
An%honour!%were%not%I%thine%only%nurse,%
I%would%say%thou%hadst%suck'd%wisdom%from%thy%teat. %
"
LADY"CAPULET%
Well,%think%of%marriage%now;%Thus%then%in%brief:%
The%valiant%Paris%seeks%you%for%his%love. %
"
Nurse %
A%man,%young%lady!%lady,%such%a%man %
As%all%the%world WW why,%he's%a%man%of%wax. %
"
LADY"CAPULET%
Verona's%summer%hath%not%such%a%flower. %
"
Nurse %
Nay,%he's%a%flower;%in%faith,%a%very%flower. %
"
LADY"CAPULET%
What%say%you?%can%you%love%the%gentleman? %
This%night%you%shall%behold%him%at%our%feast;%
Read%o'er%the%volume%of%young%Paris'%face,%
And%find%delight%writ%there%with%beauty's%pen;%
So%shall%you%share%all%that%he%doth%possess,%
By%having%him,%making%yourself%no%less. %
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Nurse % No%less!%nay,%bigger;%women%grow%by%men. %

LADY"CAPULET% Speak%briefly,%can%you%like%of%Paris'%love? %

JULIET% I'll%look%to%like,%if%looking%liking%move: % But%no%more%deep%will%I%endart%mine%eye% Than%your%consent%gives%strength%to%make%it%fly. %

[SFX"#25:" BEDROOM" DOORS"OPEN]

 

Servant% Madam,%the%guests%are%come,%supper%served%up,%you % called,%my%young%lady%asked%for,%the%nurse%cursed%in % the%pantry,%and%every%thing%in%extremity.%I%must% hence%to%wait;%I%beseech%you,%follow%straight.%

LADY"CAPULET%

We%follow%thee. !

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SCENE"V.
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[SFX"#26:"DURING"THIS"SCENE,"THE"GROUP"IS"WALKING"TO"THE"CAPULET"PARTY.""SOUNDS"
SHOULD"FADE"IN"AND"BUILD"OF"LAUGHTER,"GENERAL"PARTY"SOUNDS,"RIGHT"UP"THROUGH"
THE"BEGINNING"OF"THE"NEXT"SCENE.""PARTY"ATMOSPHERE"IS"YOUNG,"HIP](
"
[MUSIC "# 10:""PARTY"MUSIC"BUILDS"WITH"SFX.""PARTY"ATMOSPHERE"IS"YOUNG,"HIP.""
PERHAPS"A"MODERN"VERSION"OF"CAPULET’S"THEME?]
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ROMEO %
What,%shall%this%speech%be%spoke%for%our%excuse?%
Give%me%a%torch:%I%am%not%for%this%ambling;%
Being%but%heavy,%I%will%bear%the%light.%
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MERCUTIO %
Nay,%gentle%Romeo,%we%must%have%you%dance. %
"
"

ROMEO % No,%Mercutio:%you%have%dancing%shoes% With%nimble%soles:%I%have%a%soul%of%lead % So%stakes%me%to%the%ground%I%cannot%move. %

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MERCUTIO % You%are%a%lover;%borrow%Cupid's%wings,% And%soar%with%them%above%a%common%bound. %

ROMEO % Is%love%a%tender%thing?%it%is%too%rough,% Too%rude,%too%boisterous,%and%it%pricks%like%thorn. %

MERCUTIO % If%love%be%rough%with%you,%be%rough%with%love;%

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