Romeo + Juliet script
Synopsis: Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.

MONTAGUE:

Black and portentous must this humour prove, Unless

good counsel may the cause remove.

BENVOLIO:

So please you, step aside; I'll know his grievance,

or be much denied.

MONTAGUE:

Come, madam, let's away.

ROMEO:

Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything

of nothing first create. heavy lightness. Serious

vanity. Misshapen chaos of well seeming forms.

BENVOLIO:

Good-morrow, cousin.

ROMEO:

Is the day so young?

BENVOLIO:

But new struck cuz.

ROMEO:

Ay me! Sad hours seem long. Was that my father that

went hence so fast?

BENVOLIO:

It was. What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?

ROMEO:

Not having that, which, having, makes them short.

BENVOLIO:

In love?

ROMEO:

Out--

BENVOLIO:

Of love?

ROMEO:

Out of her favour, where I am in love.

BENVOLIO:

Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so

tyrannous and rough in proof!

ROMEO:

Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still, Should,

without eyes, see pathways to his will! Where shall

we dine? O me! What fray was here? Yet tell me not,

for I have heard it all. Here's much to do with hate,

but more with love. Why, then, O brawling love! O

loving hate! O any thing, of nothing first create! O

heavy lightness! Serious vanity! Misshapen chaos of

well-seeming forms! Feather of lead--

[Benvolio Snickers]

Dost thou not laugh?

BENVOLIO:

No, cuz, I rather weep.

ROMEO:

Good heart, at what?

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