There are many different ways to shorten them, but for a minute show, even when abridged, you have to put Shakespeare on fast-forward. It keeps your attention laser-focused. Instead, you find yourself slipping into it, as if you are absorbing it on a subconscious level.
A lively discussion of Shakespeare's plays Tuesday, January 23, Romeo and Juliet - Beauty and Valor Ladies and gentlemen, Is it gauche to present a question, then answer it oneself? Perhaps, but I think I'll turn one of mine around. What is your favorite language moment in the play?
I've actually offered mine; it's Fr. Lawrence's "There art thou happy" speech. But I've also located my least favorite language moment.
In Act 3, scene 1, Mercutio is dead, and Romeo is blaming himself and taking stock of the situation. He says, O sweet Juliet, Thy beauty hath made me effeminate And in my Romeo juliet language exp softened valor's steel.
One hardens steel when one tempers it, but here tempering has softened it. This is un-natural and frequently unnatural things in Shakespeare are bad. Visions of horses eating other horses and sparrows chasing after eagles in Macbeth come to mind.
How is it that Juliet is suddenly responsible for this unnatural thing? The implication is that Romeo's valor has gone soft, too. But what is this "valor"?
Is it a willingness to let Mercutio and Tybalt fight rather than attempt to stop them? This hardly puts "valor" in a good light. Is Shakespeare criticizing a young man's macho attitude about valor?
Would the audience have cheered Romeo at this point -- you go, boy; avenge your best friend's death! Would they have agreed that his effiminateness is a little sickening?
My students have watched a number of scenes from the big videos: Cukor, Castellani, Zeffirelli, and Luhrmann. They feel that the Zeffirelli is the most successful, devoted as it is to youth and passion, but when watching this particular scene, they find Leonard Whiting's Romeo whiny and childish as he jumps around trying to get his friends to stop fighting.
So when he calls himself "effeminate" they see it as a moment of recognition that he has been I am disturbed by this reaction. I think, however, that Shakespeare encourages it. Later he has Fr. Lawrence refer to Romeo's tears as "womanish. Should men turn their backs on attractive women lest we all be metaphorically castrated?
And how, given how little true power she has, did Juliet suddenly become responsible for Mercutio's death? This is the moment I really dislike Romeo. But I wonder, how much of the lines are a product of the Renaissance concept of gender, and how much is Romeo's flawed character?
Do women, and the love they inspire, unman men? Assuming that valor is a valuable male trait, are men not men if they are in love?
What does this do to the courtly concept of love? Where is Romeo's Petrarchan nature now? From a modern perspective, Romeo is just sexist here, and a bit feckless, shifting as he is the blame for Mercutio's death to Juliet's beauty and its affect on him.
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