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Transcript of Shakespeare's Drama
The play on words is on the word "flies" in the first pun. Flies could be the insect or it could be the verb. The second play on words is in the word "in". Who is IN the pajamas, the man or the elephant?
Carrying coals or doing dirty work was often made fun of. Colliers are men who have dirty jobs such as carrying coal. The conversation then moves to the word "choler" which means anger and "collar" which refers to a hangman's noose. The two words sound similar in order to make the play on words.
Since all the action in the play takes place in only four days, Juliet dies before she turns 14!!
Because we are human, like Romeo and Juliet, we make mistakes. This is why the play is still read today. It still reflects our very human nature and represents many different personalities, even though the setting of the play is Italy in the 1500s.
viewing the videos on the website below (in the link).
We will be starting with the Prologue in class on Monday!
"Tis true; and therefore women, being the
weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the
wall. Therefore I will push Montague's men
from the wall and thrust his maids to the wall.