And Juliet

October 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

ACT I

Scene one

A rather bare stage. Two women — later revealed to be the NURSE and LADY CAPULET — enter.

They stand downstage centre and speak to the audience, almost as a chorus.

LADY CAPULET: In fair Verona.

NURSE: We lay our scene.

Lights up on a bedroom, it’s empty, it belongs to a young woman.

The two women look at each other.

Pause

LADY CAPULET: Where is my daughter?

Pause

The NURSE shrugs.

LADY CAPULET: Call her!

Pause.

NURSE: JULIET!

Pause

Finally: enter JULIET 

JULIET: Who calls?

NURSE: Your mother.

The two exchange a look — ’of course is is’

She turns to her mother and curtsies

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