Romeo and Juliet


Act 2, Scene 2

CHARACTERS: Romeo, Juliet, Nurse

SETTING: In Capulet’s Backyard/garden, Juliet on a balcony above.

Juliet, unaware that Romeo is below her listening to her talk about how she is a Capulet and Romeo a Montague, how a name should no be able to decide the fate of her life and her decisions. She is wondering whether or not they should abandon their families to be together. Romeo speaks and surprises her, they talk about more names and they kiss but get interrupted by Juliet’s nurse.

QUOTE: ‘That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet?’

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