A friend of mine went to a play recently. He told me that the acting was great, but it still was very bad. The why of that statement is explained by what the play was. Romeo and Juliet. (Bleh)
Lets take a careful look at that, shall we?
Romeo falls in love with Juliet. Hooray. What was she doing where he could meet her? When he finds out she is the daughter of his family's nemesis (or nemeses) family, he becomes depressed. He is offered terrible advice of tempting himself with other women.... *Sigh* Then, the families start fighting again, which makes their secret love life just a little bit more difficult. In the end, Juliet fakes death so she can be with her lover, who finds her and kills himself via poison. Then, she kills herself because he's dead. Then everybody becomes depressed because everybody's dead. So the two houses make peace. Now, if you enemies son made your cherished daughter commit suicide, would come to peace with them? If your enemies #%@%@#% of a daughter flirted with your son and entranced him so that he killed himself, would you make peace with them? NO.
Over all, This story stinks. It's classic, yeah. It's Shakespeare, I know. But it is a stupid tragedy, designed to make my heart bleed for some restarted id10ts who believe themselves doomed and kill themselves. If this is required reading and acting for people, then what a world we are in... Next thing you know, young people will be killing themselves left and right....
7 months ago