Monday, September 03, 2007

R & J issues

Anyone have any ideas how to do the kissing scene in R & J without the kissing?



At 2:40 PM, Blogger Emily said...

He kisses her hand. Why not?

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Shakespeare Teacher said...

O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.
Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.
You kiss by the book.

They do all that talk about lips touching each other, though....

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Instead of kissing, substitute some heavy petting.

At 7:21 PM, Blogger Shakespeare Teacher said...

Craig! It's not Rocky Horror!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Walker said...

What's the setting and/or what props do they have? I had ninth graders "kiss" behind the fan Juliet was carrying. It looks real from the audience :)


--Although, Craig raises a good suggestion--they are teenagers after all.

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Ummm... cut the lines? Isn't that one of the things we learned last summer? Shakespeare would have made the play fit the actors, so why don't we?


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