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|Title||:||Brooke's Romeus and Juliet: Being the Original of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet|
|Number of Pages||:||238 Pages|
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Brooke's Romeus and Juliet: Being the Original of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Reviews
I actually didn't finish it but let me rant for a second.In the prologue Brooke warns the reader that this is the story of two idiots getting themselves killed because they disobeyed their amazing parents and dared rebel against traditions and social norms that are too pure and good to be questioned. So basically this dude is the early modern equivalent of those idiots who teach Romeo and Juliet as a cautionary tale against... what? Against freedom? Whatever. I HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS PARTICULAR READING OF THE PLAY, so bear with me for a moment.If you want to call them dumb for rebelling against the tyranny of their parents, go ahead. But that makes you pretty much a fucking horrible person. Brooke is probably horrified by the fact that Juliet burned down the patriarchy and rebelled against her father, gaining her own independence and valuing her own opinions (because the girl has been told from the very beginning of her life that her opinions are less important than those of people around her - all of them older than her, by the way, so you have old people degrading young generations again), and he is also probably horrified by the fact that Romeo refused to be a Man™ and helped Juliet burn down the patriarchy by cursing his own fucking name and dying in the tomb of his wife's family (as I haven't read the whole thing I don't know how much autonomy Romeo gives Juliet, so I'll leave Romeo's sort of "feminist" behavior here). Of course Brooke was horrified by the rebellion of these two kids, who decided they had a right to achieve freedom by themselves and build a whole new identity apart from the feud.What is so interesting about this, though, is that Shakespeare read his prologue and he decided to write a whole play based on this poem, and what does Shakespeare's prologue say? TWO HOUSEHOLDS BOTH ALIKE IN DIGNITY IN FAIR VERONA WHERE WE LAY OUR SCENE FROM ANCIENT GRUDGE BREAK TO NEW MUTINY WHERE CIVIL BLOOD MAKES CIVIL HANDS UNCLEAN FROM FORTH THE FATAL LOINS OF THESE TWO FOES A PAIR OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS TAKE THEIR LIFE WHOSE MISADVENTURED PITEOUS OVERTHROWS DOTH WITH THEIR DEATH BURY THEIR PARENTS' STRIFE THE FEARFUL PASSAGE OF THEIR DEATH-MARKED LOVE AND THE CONTINUANCE OF THEIR PARENTS' RAGE WHICH BUT THEIR CHILDREN'S END NAUGHT COULD REMOVE IS NOW THE TWO HOURS' TRAFFIC OF OUR STAGE. Which basically means THERE'S A FUCKING CIVIL WAR GOING ON THAT DRAGS EVERYONE DOWN AND TWO CHILDREN DECIDE TO HAVE LOVE IN THEIR LIVES AND THEY DIE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE FUCKING VIOLENCE THEIR PARENTS FORCE ON THEM SO YOU GONNA STAY HERE FOR TWO HOURS TO SEE THEM FILL EACH OTHER'S LIVES WITH JOY AND LOVE AND YOU WILL CRY BECAUSE THEY FUCKING DIE BECAUSE THEIR SOCIETY IS TOO SHITTY TO LET THEM LIVE.So, thank you Shakespeare for always glorifying those who are oppressed by society, instead of looking down on them for their revolutionary behavior.And that is how I couldn't focus on Brooke's poetry because of the damn prologue.
Brooke's beautiful poetry should be studied more, instead of giving Shakespeare credit for the story of Romeo and Juliet. Every line in this 3,000 line poem is iambic, and trying to read prose afterward is difficult; I find myself angry when lines of prose are not iambic.
Read for a Shakespearean era related course and in conjunction with my English History studies.Overall, I found this work of immense interest - a good work for the researcher and enthusiast also.This work may prove to be one of my future resources for ghost authoring novels for E.MH. Ratterman.I found this play's contents inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.A quick read/skim through.Number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.