This week I watched Letters To Juliet. Based on the book ” Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love” by Lise Friedman and Ceil Friedman, the movie delves into letters written to Juliet of Verona. Letters to Juliet is an incredibly romantic movie and I would recommend it to women specifically.
But what is it about Romeo and Juliet that has captured people for centuries? I have never read the play, but even I can quote a line or two from it. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” A quote I heard years ago on an episode of Charmed. It stuck with me and it is an incredibly romantic phrase. Then there is the classic phrase I’m sure everyone knows. “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”I probably know more quotes than I realize.
William Shakespeare was an amazing author. To turn a tragic story into a great thing. Wow. Now, that still doesn’t make me want to see the play, or read it, but I get it. Personally, I hate tragedy. I would rather not end up crying at the end of a play, or movie. I did that last week with Nights in Rodanthe. (by the way, that movie is so sad!) I don’t need to cry. However, one day I might see the play done. Who knows.