SAMPSONIf you know anything about Shakespeare, you should know that he was a dirty, dirty man. All of his plays are flooded with filthy jokes and word play just like in the opening scene of Romeo and Juliet that I've posted above. Every year, when I read this play, I have a few students who get the word play in this scene. The look on their face is just priceless and it's always the same:
True; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels,GREGORYSAMPSON
are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push
Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids
to the wall.'Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when IGREGORYSAMPSONGREGORYSAMPSONGREGORY
have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the
maids, and cut off their heads.'Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thouSAMPSON My naked weapon is out: quarrel, I will back thee.
hadst been poor John. Draw thy tool! here comes
two of the house of the Montagues.
- Look of shock/horror/surprise/"should I be reading this?/am I reading this right?" at the text
- Look at me with the same look as above
- Look at the text again
- Look back at me
- I look back, smile and nod
I freaking love Shakespeare.