23

Apr

2014

Romeo and Juliet: Love and Death in the Digital Age

 
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If Romeo and Juliet Had Modern Technology...

To honor the distance we've come and the things that have stayed the same in the 450 years since Shakespeare was born, we've recreated Romeo and Juliet in iMessages and Tweets. Two of the most famous fictional teenagers of the last four hundred years would have fit right in to our digital universe. If only Juliet got service in the Capulet crypt and Romeo had thought to check his phone.

 
The balcony scene might have gone a little more like this:

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That dramatic third act fight between Tybalt, Mercutio, and Romeo might have started differently:

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And when it came to breaking the news to Juliet…

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She probably would have tried to let him know a plan was in the works:

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But I think you know the ending…

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If only Juliet got service in the Capulet crypt and Romeo had thought to check his phone. Oh, and we almost forgot about Paris:

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