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"So Many Romeos: Juliet Tweets about Internet Dating " by Rachel Bennett

Rachel Bennett made the shortlist for the Shakespeare Selfie competition in the 19+ category. Congratulations Rachel!

Here is her present-day soliloquy for Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.



"So Many Romeos: Juliet Tweets about Internet Dating
By Rachel Bennett

Jules @Juliet 
Oh Romeos, so many Romeos! Must I choose just one? Or would love be more assured from seven? Three? Another sum? #internetdating

Jules @Juliet 
There’s Romeo 1, who reigns, of course, as first. He should be my choice, proclaimed in Twitterverse! 

Jules @Juliet 
After all, what eyes he had, so very nice. And the smile, the tie, the very strong Old Spice #romeofail

Jules @Juliet 
Or Romeo 2, perhaps, who nearly broke my heart, with his ex-wife tale: that witch, that pill, that tart #romeofail

Jules @Juliet 
My third dear Romeo would surely have clicked, if I wasn’t quite sure he brushed his teeth with a stick #romeofail

Jules @Juliet 
If four hadn’t called himself a rock I’d know already, for he was stoned far more than he was steady #romeofail

Jules @Juliet 
It must be Romeo 5. He did have it all. He even promised to call, after he got home from his brawl 

Jules @Juliet 
Romeo 6 confounds even my muse: why take off his shoes? A rat rotting by a fish market would smell more sweet #romeofail #weirdos

Jules @Juliet 
What constancy above, to be jailed for love! It’s really quite shocking they said Romeo 7 was stalking #romeofail 

Jules @Juliet 
For Romeo 8, I did try to wait. He was sure to be online after that seventh glass of wine #romeofail 

Jules @Juliet 
The truth of nine was like a sharpened knife, for that Romeo already had a wife #romeofail

Jules @Juliet 
Can that be it? My lovers are my foes? No, Romeo 5 will call. This silence I hear cannot be all 

Jules @Juliet 
He must have lost his phone! Then my number is up, too. For souls in love are always, ever true #romeofail 

Jules @Juliet 
Cut from my heart for immediate sale: 6-month subscription to @matchmeup, password BalconyGirl , includes @Twitter account and free phone 


The winner of the Shakespeare Selfie competition will be announced on Friday, May 16.



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