muses of the moment

June 24, 2012

A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me

Filed under: Odds 'n ends — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 3:03 am

To illustrate how two Houses (and their agendas) can destroy the youth of a nation.

Mercutio is groovygirl’s favorite Shakespearean character (with Richard III and Hamlet not far behind). Here is his key scene from Romeo and Juliet (about 9 min).

No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a
church-door; but ’tis enough, ’twill serve: ask for
me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.

This is Zeffirelli’s version. And although, gg loves Baz’s Romeo and Juliet, she doesn’t care for this scene in his version.

(Side musing: and yes, that is Michael York playing the part of Tybalt .)

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