Tuesday, January 16, 2007

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? (13 Jan 2006)

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

I watched Romeo & Juliet with my coursemates & lecturers today.
O, what should I say?
At first, I thought I should't stay.
But, thank God I did not runaway,
As I saw a pleasant story thou cannot pay.

At the beginning of the movie, I did not realize anything till the scene where Romeo 1st met Juliet. I suddenly recalled my old rusty memory from my very, very, very young childhood. I watched this movie before. This version, vf my mother, my parents. If not mistaken, my brother was born. I can't rmbr whether mum knew d show wld b on TV, or we just happened 2 b so lucky 2 watch from d beginning of the play. I think it is on RTM2. I was 2 young 2 know Romeo & Juliet. I was fidgeting from quietly 2 noisily in my cushion. Mum told me it was a story she loves a lot, & watched since her childhood, mentioned that it was a famous story from Shakespeares, confirmed it vf dad, & asked me 2 watch. I listened then, & stopped fidgeting when Romeo met Juliet. I rmbr how stunned I was 2 c how pretty Juliet is. Romeo took off his mask, & I was beginning 2 felt he is cute 2! I rmbr Juliet's red cloak when I saw d same 1 I was watching in class. That is when I get interested in watching again, as I was not so in class in d beginning. (Seems tht I hadn't changed all these years! lol~)
Suddenly, the music I knew very well came out. I knew it would as years ago, when it did, I rmbr mum was so happy 2 hear the song again. Just like me; searching a tune from a blurred childhood. She told me that that is the theme and music specially 4 Romeo & Juliet's story. I was stoned 2 hear it at that time. As my heart was touched 4 d 1st time in my life by a piece of music when I was a kid!!! Plus, mum loved it so much, & I love my mum. I admire the tune and the song sang by 1 of d actor. I tried my best 2 rmbr it during advertisements, after the movie, & tht was d 1st thing I did whn I get out of bed, but I s'times 4get it & bcame a very, very frusturated child without reason! & then my mum will scold me while I nvr tell her y. Haha! 1 day, a very good old friend of mine, whom we really met by fate on net, sent me this song. I was very, very, very, X1000++ happy & know not what 2 say as I listen it again after so many years of it's lost. I began 2 send d song 2 ppl I knw, hoping tht they'll like it as much as I do.
During the movie in class, I rmbr some scenes clearly, but some I don't. Did I cry when watching this movie? U say it. Well, I did. Surprisingly, not when they died, but when Romeo leaves. In

Act 3. Scene 5. Y? Erm, I can "tell" U Y, but no one will understand.....

My bold words r 4 us,
My underline words made me cry,
If thee understand not the fuss,
Then I beg thee ask me why.

Act 3. Scene V

Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day:
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear;
Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate-tree:
Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.

It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale: look, love, what envious streaks
Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east:
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

Yon light is not day-light, I know it, I:
It is some meteor that the sun exhales,
To be to thee this night a torch-bearer,
And light thee on thy way to Mantua:
Therefore stay yet; thou need'st not to be gone.

Let me be ta'en, let me be put to death;
I am content, so thou wilt have it so.
I'll say yon grey is not the morning's eye,
'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia's brow;
Nor that is not the lark, whose notes do beat
The vaulty heaven so high above our heads:
I have more care to stay than will to go:
Come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so.
How is't, my soul? let's talk; it is not day.

It is, it is: hie hence, be gone, away!
It is the lark that sings so out of tune,
Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
Some say the lark makes sweet division;
This doth not so, for she divideth us:
Some say the lark and loathed toad change eyes,
O, now I would they had changed voices too!
Since arm from arm that voice doth us affray,
Hunting thee hence with hunt's-up to the day,
O, now be gone; more light and light it grows.

More light and light; more dark and dark our woes!

Enter Nurse, to the chamber



Your lady mother is coming to your chamber:
The day is broke; be wary, look about.

Then, window, let day in, and let life out.

Farewell, farewell! one kiss, and I'll descend.
He goeth down

Art thou gone so? love, lord, ay, husband, friend!
I must hear from thee every day in the hour,
For in a minute there are many days:
O, by this count I shall be much in years
Ere I again behold my Romeo!

I will omit no opportunity
That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.

O think'st thou we shall ever meet again?

I doubt it not; and all these woes shall serve
For sweet discourses in our time to come.

O God, I have an ill-divining soul!
Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,
As one dead in the bottom of a tomb:
Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.

And trust me, love, in my eye so do you:
Dry sorrow drinks our blood. Adieu, adieu!

My Fav Speech frm R&J!



My dear?

At what o'clock to-morrow
Shall I send to thee?

At the hour of nine.

I will not fail: 'tis twenty years till then.
I have forgot why I did call thee back.

Let me stand here till thou remember it.

I shall forget, to have thee still stand there,
Remembering how I love thy company.

And I'll still stay, to have thee still forget,
Forgetting any other home but this.

...Good night, good night!
parting is suchsweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

-O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?-