14th May 2018

Act 1 scene 3 rewrite

LADY CAPULET and      the NURSE enter.
LADY CAPULET

Nurse, where’s my daughter? Tell her to come to me.
NURSE

I swear to you by my virginity at age twelve, I already told her to come. Come on! Where is she? What is she doing? What, Juliet!
JULIET enters.
5 JULIET

What is it? Who’s calling me?
NURSE

Your mother.
JULIET

Madam, I’m here. What do you want?

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LADY CAPULET

I’ll tell you what’s the matter—Nurse, leave us alone for a little while. We must talk privately—Nurse, come back here. I just remembered, you can listen to our secrets. You know how young my daughter is.
NURSE

Yes, I know her age down to the hour.
LADY CAPULET

She’s not even fourteen.
NURSE

I’d bet fourteen of my own teeth—but, I’m sorry to say, I only have four teeth—she’s not fourteen. How long is it until

LAMMASTIDE

Lammastide = August 1.

Lammastide?

LADY CAPULET

Two weeks and a few odd days.

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