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.

BENVOLIO:

At thy good heart's oppression.

ROMEO:

Farewell, my cuz.

BENVOLIO:

Soft! I will go along; An if you leave me so, you do

me wrong.

CAPULET:

But Montague is bound as well as I, In penalty alike;

and 'tis not hard, I think, For men so old as we to

keep the peace.

PARIS:

Of honourable reckoning are you both; And pity 'tis

you lived at odds so long. But now, my lord, what say

you to my suit?

CAPULET:

But saying o'er what I have said before: My child is

yet a stranger in the world; Let two more summers

wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to

be a bride.

PARIS:

Younger than she are happy mothers made.

CAPULET:

And too soon marr'd are those so early made. This

night I hold an old accustom'd feast, At my poor

house look to behold this night Fresh female buds

that make dark heaven light. Hear all, all see,

Come, go with me.

BENVOLIO:

Tell me in sadness, who is that you love.

ROMEO:

In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman.

BENVOLIO:

I aim'd so near, when I supposed you loved.

ROMEO:

A right good marks-man! And she's fair I love.

BENVOLIO:

A right fair mark, fair cuz, is soonest hit.

ROMEO:

Well, in that hit you miss: she'll not be hit With

Cupid's arrow; Nor bide the encounter of assailing

eyes, Nor open her lap to saint-seducing gold:

BENVOLIO:

Then she hath sworn that she will still live chaste?

ROMEO:

She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste.

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