Shakespeare’s classic retold from another perspective. Rosaline won’t let anyone or anything get in the way of her future as a healer. That is, until she meets Benvolio. Where Romeo’s words had been hollow and unfounded, Benvolio’s are filled with sincerity and true love. Now Rosaline finds... read more
“I imagine that when love is true, an entire volume could not contain the scope of it, and that the greatest of love is conveyed in a single glance, the smallest touch. Wordless love is love most expressive. A prayer unspoken. A wish one dare not utter.”Juliet Capulet
“Shame on thee, Juliet. Shame! what you describe is not power; nay, 'tis the very opposite of power. It is weakness and stupidity and indolence and defeat. Mark me, cousin, there is nothing mighty in quitting life. The only victory is summoning the audacity to stay. If you truly wish to exert power in the face of your father's cruelty, there is only one thing for you to do . . . . Live. No daggers, no potions. Live, and tell your Lord that you cannot marry for you have already married.”Rosaline Capulet
“Love? Bloody hell, that word should leave a blister on thy tongue. Your recklessness, yours and Juliet's was an affront to true devotion, your irreverence dishonored love. You met and admired one another and impiously called it love. "Twas quick and bright and dangerous and magical. But you did not think. You settled for desire, but did not allow time for love.”Rosaline Capulet
“Sweet spouse and stranger. I daresay I would have truly loved you, if only we had had time to learn what love could be. But then, who is to know if you would have loved me in return? Friar Laurence did admonish us, 'Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.'”Romeo Montague
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