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Romeo and Juliet

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PARIS
I do defy thy commination
And apprehend thee for a felon here.
PARIS
I refuse your request. I’m arresting you as a criminal.

ROMEO
Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy!
ROMEO
Are you going to provoke me? Alright, let’s fight, boy!
ROMEO and PARIS fight
ROMEO and PARIS fight.

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O Lord, they fight! I will go call the watch.
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Oh Lord, they’re fighting! I’ll go call the watch.
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The PAGE exits.

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PARIS
(falls) Oh, I am slain! If thou be merciful,
Open the tomb. Lay me with Juliet.
PARIS
(he falls) Oh, I’ve been killed!
If you are merciful, open the tomb and lay me next to Juliet.
PARIS dies
PARIS dies.




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ROMEO
In faith, I will.—Let me peruse this face.
Mercutio’s kinsman, noble County Paris.
What said my man, when my betossèd soul
Did not attend him as we rode? I think
He told me Paris should have married Juliet.
Said he not so? Or did I dream it so?
Or am I mad, hearing him talk of Juliet,
To think it was so?—O, give me thy hand,
One writ with me in sour misfortune’s book.
I’ll bury thee in a triumphant grave.
ROMEO
Alright, I will. Let me look at this face. It’s Mercutio’s relative, noble Count Paris! What did my man say? I was worried, so I wasn’t listening to him while we were riding. I think he told me Paris was about to marry Juliet. Isn’t that what he said? Or was I dreaming? Or am I crazy? Did I hear him say something about Juliet and jump to conclusions? Oh, give me your hand. Both of us had such bad luck! I’ll bury you in a magnificent grave.
ROMEO opens the tomb to reveal JULIET inside
ROMEO opens the tomb to reveal JULIET inside.



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A grave? Oh, no. A lantern, slaughtered youth,
For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes
This vault a feasting presence full of light.
Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interred.
(lays PARIS in the tomb)
A grave? Oh no! This is a lantern, dead Paris. Juliet lies here, and her beauty fills this tomb with light. Dead men, lie there. You are being buried by another dead man. (he lays PARIS in the tomb)

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