“I hate it when people call it the greatest love story of all time”

I can do that [pull quotes from a show] with Romeo and Juliet. That one I also love, maybe because it portrays young love at a time when I was — I read it at a time when I was just falling in love, so. Though to be fair, the love in Romeo and Juliet is much — I don’t know if it’s really love, so to speak. It’s infatuation, though I’m never sure, the language is beautiful, but there seems to be some genuine connection there. But at the same time, it’s hasty and impulsive at the very least, just the point that people never seem to get, I hate it when people call it the greatest love story of all time because that’s not really what it’s about. But regardless when I watch dialogue from that play, I’ve — that’s one of the, that’s the only Shakespeare play I’ve seen in, like, performed in theaters. I’ve seen it performed a couple of times and for my English class freshman year, we staged it as a class. So I played Friar Laurence in act three, scenes three through five as well as Lord Capulet. We were divided into groups, and each of us were assigned a certain collection of scenes and we performed the whole play, which was actually quite fun. 

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