My adaptations of Shakespeare's plays are true to his beautiful language, meaning that I keep his iambic pentameter rhythm and the overall poetry of his style. I do not try to modernize his words!

I update his plots and references -- after all, since few of us understand topical references to what was happening in the 1600's, many of Shakespeare's puns no longer work. 

My goal is always to make the plays more readable, easier for modern audiences to understand, and more fun for modern actors to perform.
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Romeo & Juliet, Scene 1

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