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Salvador Dali Meets Romeo & Juliet

Posted in Romeo & Juliet with tags , , on 2014/01/15 by mattermind

Follow the
LINK to Brainpickings for a glimpse of a 1975 series of illustrations Salvador Dali did for Romeo & Juliet!

I’m blown away by his imaginative renderings and psychedelic Surrealist color choices!

Dali's Rome & Julie


Dear Juliet,

Posted in Romeo & Juliet with tags , , , on 2010/02/18 by mattermind

Good news — and just in time — from the Christian Science Monitor.

This is why girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys… um… well… catch a Tiger by the tale.



Juliet lives! Despite William Shakespeare’s best efforts, Romeo’s star-crossed sweetheart has survived, at least in the minds of lovesick women and girls all over the world. For more than 70 years, when others have failed them, desperate souls have penned “Dear Juliet” letters that arrive regularly at the official Verona “home” of the Bard’s fairest and most tragic heroine.

The first few trickled in following the release of director George Cukor’s 1936 film “Romeo and Juliet.” After World War II, they took off, with some addressed simply to “Juliet – Verona.” City officials finally decided to accept and embrace this phenomenon, and in 1972 formed Club di Giulietta – The Juliet Club – where volunteers answer every plaintive missive, now averaging about 100 a week.

Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

Posted in Games with tags , , on 2010/02/03 by mattermind

In a game, of course.  Where else?  (Unless he’s with Waldo.  Anybody seen that cat?)

And now you can play too:

A game featuring one of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers has brought millions of visitors to a Warwickshire tourism website, it has been claimed.

In the online game called “Romeo wherefore art thou”, players embark on a quest to gather flowers for Juliet, avoiding wild boars and skeletons.

Boars and skeletons, ay?

Bores, maybe.  And skeletons in the closet.  But boars and skeletons, really?

All right then.  But if you happen to find him, be sure and let one forlorn Juliet know. (sigh)