The Book Still on My Mind this week is…
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.
It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Why It Is Still On My Mind
I currently have Romeo and Juliet on the brain. I watched the version of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes (trailer here) for the first time a long time ago with my sister and loved it. I have seen it a couple times since then. Need to go watch it again. A few years later I wanted to read the book. I think I was only in middle school and it was hard to read but I still couldn’t get enough of the story. I would like to reread it to see how I would like it now. Who doesn’t know this love story? Hate the unhappy ending but whatever. Now another movie adaption is coming out and I am really excited. Do check out the trailer! I can’t wait to watch it. Also, I found this baby…
Romeo and Juliet are gone. Will love live on? Despite the glooming peace that’s settled on Verona after the recent tragedy, Montagues and Capulets are brawling in the streets. Faced with more bloody battles, Prince Escalus concludes that the only way to truly marry the fortunes of these two families is to literally marry them together. Everyone is skeptical, but none more so than the pair selected, for the most eligible Montague bachelor is Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, still anguished by the loss of his companions, and the chosen Capulet maid is Juliet’s older cousin Rosaline, the girl Romeo first loved and whose refusal of Romeo’s affection paved the way for bloodshed. Contrary to their late cousins, there’s no love lost between Benvolio and Rosaline, yet they forge a bond to end the renewed feud not only to escape their forced betrothal, but to save their lives and the city of Verona itself.
…at Barnes and Noble the other day and had to buy it. Do not know when I will get to read it but hopefully soon. I just hope for a better ending for these two.