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Juliet & Juliet

Juliet & Juliet

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144 pages, 10.8cm x 17.8cm



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Same-sex star cross’d lovers can now star in the most famous love story ever told with a personalised same-sex version of Romeo & Juliet.

In the face of a brutal feud, love grows. Star as Juliet and Juliet, those famous star-crossed lovers in this timeless classic. The most famous love story of all time, this play tells the tale of two girls from warring families who meet and fall in love. Fate is not on their side, however, and the pair look for a way, against all odds to stay together.

Synopsis

Juliet Montague and Juliet Capulet are two Verona teenagers, but the noble Montague and Capulet families are locked in a bitter feud.

 

They first glimpse each other at a Capulet feast that is being held by Juliet Capulet’s father in the hope that Paris, who he has deemed to be a suitable suitor for her, will begin to win her heart.

 

Juliet Montague sees Juliet Capulet from a distance and instantly falls in love with her. Whilst watching her, completely entranced, a young Capulet, Tybalt, recognises Juliet Montague. Soon, the couple speak, and the two experience a profound attraction. They kiss, and fall passionately in love without knowing each other’s true identities.

 

To their horror, they soon discover each other’s parentage. Defying their families, they enter into a whirlwind romance, which culminates in a secret marriage being performed, by Juliet Montague’s friend and confessor, Friar Lawrence, who agrees to marry the young lovers in secret since he sees in their love the possibility of ending the age-old feud between Capulet and Montague.

 

Tybalt, Juliet Capulet’s cousin is still enraged that Juliet Montague attended the Capulet’s feast and a scuffle ensues. Tybalt stabs Mercutio, Juliet’s friend and he dies. In a rage, Juliet kills Tybalt and flees the scene. Soon after, Juliet is banished forever from Verona for her role in the crime.

 

Juliet Montague sneaks into Juliet Capulet’s room at night, and at last they consummate their marriage and their love. Morning comes, and the lovers bid farewell, unsure when they will see each other again. Juliet Capulet learns that her father, affected by the recent events, now intends for her to marry Paris in just three days. Unsure of how to proceed, she asks her nurse for advice.

 

Disgusted with the Nurse’s disloyalty advising her to marry Paris, Juliet disregards her advice and hurries to Friar Lawrence. He concocts a plan to reunite Juliet Capulet with her wife in Mantua. The night before her wedding to Paris, Juliet must drink a potion that will make her appear to be dead. After she is laid to rest in the family’s crypt, the Friar and Juliet Montague will secretly retrieve her, and she will be free to live with her wife, away from their parents’ feuding.

 

But the Friar’s plan to reveal the marriage and unite the two families cannot hinder the coming tragedy.

Book in Detail

Juliet Montague - The daughter and heiress of Montague and Lady Montague. A young woman of about sixteen, Juliet is beautiful, intelligent and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, her idealism and passion make her an extremely likable character. She lives in the middle of a violent feud between her family and the Capulet's, but she is not at all interested in violence. Her only interest is love and she goes to extremes to prove the seriousness of her feelings.

Juliet Capulet - The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful thirteen-year-old girl, Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Juliet Montague, the daughter of her family’s great enemy. Juliet’s closest friend and confidant is her Nurse, though she’s willing to shut the Nurse out of her life the moment the Nurse turns against Juliet Montague.

Friar Lawrence - A Franciscan friar, friend to both Juliet's. Kind, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona.

Mercutio - A kinsman to the Prince, and Juliet Montague’s close friend. Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervour. Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. He finds Juliet’s romanticised ideas about love tiresome and tries to convinceher to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite.

The Nurse - Juliet Capulet’s closest friend at the outset and former nursemaid, the Nurse has cared for Juliet her entire life. She is talkative and fun-loving and often provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches. She also enjoys a few moments of power – she is the messenger between the lovers, though she later betrays them.
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