Monday, May 10, 2010

Romeo and Juliet: The Balcony Scene

Ah, the famous balcony scene. Romeo leaves Capulet's party but does not go home. Instead, he decides to hop over the wall into fair Juliet's courtyard. There, he spies her looking longing at the night sky, asking the heavens why Romeo has to be a Montague. Juliet's admission of love leads Romeo to show his face and the rest is, well, decided. Both will die in a few short days.

We've seen it played over and again. In fact, we have probably seen or heard many allusions to Shakespeare in commercials and in movies and in songs before we even know what they allude to. Here is a commercial take on the balcony scene you watched today:



Would a cell phone by any other name ring so true?

**Remember: Your song for our Romeo and Juliet playlist is due next class. Until then, adieu.

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