Juliet confessing her love for romeo
Romeo And Juliet by David HewsonExclusively written for Audible, only available in audio
I think Romeo and Juliet is the greatest, most tragic love story ever told. What David Hewson did with this script is so exciting to me. I really love the fact that he followed avenues that Shakespeare suggested but didnt necessarily detail in depth. If you want to immerse yourself in a warm bath of Garganega and the heat of Verona and hear a brilliant story about a young woman who is challenging the restraints of her time, listen to this audiobook, which has romance, poetry, politics, and humor to spare. (Narrator Richard Armitage)
Its a story you think you know: the age-old tale of star-crossd lovers; two families at war; a romance, so pure and absolute, fated for a tragic end. Its a story so thoroughly embedded in our culture, and so frequently retold. Yet, nothing captures the spark, the possibility, and the surprise of Shakespeares work quite like this....
In Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, author David Hewson reworks and expands on the classic story so that it becomes something richer, something new and entirely its own. Much more than a simple love story, it is a brilliant examination of young versus old, hope against despair, and, for Juliet, the search for individual identity at a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel.
An original production commissioned by Audible, Romeo and Juliet: A Novel marks the second pairing of David Hewson and actor Richard Armitage, whose previous partnership resulted in Audibles 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel. Hewsons talent for writing for audio is undeniable, and he finds his perfect vocal foil in Armitage, an actor of immense range and absorbing intensity. Together, they bring you a familiar story told in a surprising way - with an ending you might not expect.
Bonus: Audiobook includes an afterword written and narrated by David Hewson.
Romeo and Juliet
He jests at scars that never felt a wound: Romeo says Mercutio can jest about love because he's never been in love. Her vestal livery is but sick and green: Her chaste uniform is green, like the "green-sickness," an anemia that was supposed to occur in unmarried girls, because they were not fruitful. According to the astronomy of Shakespeare's time, the stars were fixed in concentric transparent spheres that revolved around the earth. As glorious As is a winged messenger of heaven: i. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague: you are yourself, no matter if you are a Montague. He lent me counsel and I lent him eyes: he [love] gave me inspiration and I gave him [love] sight.
She thinks a name is simply a word, and it would be easy for Romeo to take a new name, and therefore not be forbidden to her. Romeo reveals himself, agreeing to forsake the name Romeo if he can have her love. After much discussion, the two swear their love for each other and agree to be married. Her virginal appearance is weak and pale and only fools want to emulate it. Get rid of it. Oh, if only she knew I love her. What does it matter?
Overview of the Balcony Scene: Summary and Analysis
Scene II. Capulet's Garden. He jests at scars that never felt a wound. It is the east and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon , Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou her maid art far more fair than she. Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green , And none but fools do wear it.
Jule Romans is a retired English teacher and college instructor. She has taught Shakespeare and advanced literature for over 25 years. The famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet occurs in act two, scene two of Shakespeare's well-known play. Within the balcony scene there are several very important events that take place. Each one builds the intensity of the passionate attraction between these two iconic lovers. Romeo climbs the Capulet family's garden wall, and sees Juliet alone on her balcony.