WORLD BOOK DAY

WORLD BOOK DAY

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Today we are celebrating the World Book Day and because of it we are glad to present a mini play based on one of the most famous plays in history: Romeo and Juliet. This way, we would like to pay tribute to the most famous British writer ever on the day of his death: William Shakespeare.

Romeo and Juliet

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ROMEO AND JULIET

One of our most popular love stories is Romeo and Juliet, the tale of two young lovers, star-crossed. All young people know the feelings that they knew. The play ends in tragedy, with both Romeo and Juliet dead after a foolish misundertanding over a plan to pretend to be dead in order to escape their parents.

Early in the play, when they first fall in love, Juliet, high above on a balcony, is thinking about Romeo, who regards her from the ground, unseen.

 

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: Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

 

VOCABULARY (Elizabethan English) 

Wherefore?: Why?

Thou: You

Thy: Your