Romeo and Juliet – My Treatment of Scenes 1.5 and 4.3

Setting

The setting for my treatment is in the ghettos of Miami, Florida. The demographics are eighty percent are unemployed and ninety-five percent of the population is below the poverty line. This area has one of the highest crime rates in the U.S.. There many gangs in the area and police tend to stay away from the area. A large amount of the population are drug addicts and deal drugs. A lot of parties and raves are held in the area. Drugs are usually used and transferred during these events.

Time Period

The story takes place in 2013, around spring. During this time a lot of parties are held because the weather is not too hot or too cold.

House of Capulets

The Capulets are one of the main gang families in the area. A large portion of the area is owned by the Capulets. Members of this gang are part of the majority that are above the poverty line. Capulet gang members deal drugs and also work as hit-men for various clients. Members of the gang are feared by the residents of the ghetto. The only gang that the Capulets acknowledge are the Montagues. The Capulets have a ongoing gang war with the Montagues. They frequently fight over land and clients.

Juliet

Juliet is 19 and is the daughter of the gang leader. Her father tries his best to shield her from the gang life. He sends her to a very expensive private school in the main part of Miami. Juliet does not enjoy studying and wants to become a gang lord like her father. Her father tries frequently to find a nice guy for her to settle down with but, Juliet is not interested in men. She secretly runs small gang operations and attends parties behind her fathers back.

House of Montagues

The Montagues are another one of the main gang families in the area. Gang member are a very close and are also part of the upper class in the area. They gain most of their money from stealing cars and also do a little drug dealing on the side. The Montagues are notorious for possessing heavy weaponry like rocket launchers and other military assigned weapons. The Capulets are a threat to the Montagues because they take most of their drug clients and also occupy a majority of the land.

Romeo

Romeo is 21 and is one of most notorious gangsters in Miami. He is known for inflicting horrific wounds on his enemies. Romeo is the right hand man of the gang leader. He has the most amount of successful car jacking runs and also has killed the most amount of Capulets. With this statues Romeo knows that he can get any girl that he wants. Romeo unfortunately does not find any of the girls he has seen pleasing enough to settle down with and continues his search.

The Play

Prologue

A police squad talking about the problems of Miami’s ghetto while taking a lunch break.

Captain Clark

In Miami, there’s a horrible war going on. There are two gangs who are pretty much even going at it with all they got. If they keep fighting there wont be anyone left. But even among all this fighting two youngsters from each gang fall in love. This love doesn’t last long and ends in a terrible death.

Act 1, Scene 5

The Capulets are having a big party to celebrate making an alliance with a major drug cartel in Mexico. They have invited all gang members to the party and told everyone to wear Mexican sombreros and masks. At the party there is tons of alcohol and drugs. People dance and the smell of marijuana is very strong in the air.

Romeo

(to servant)

Yo dog, who’s that chick over there?

Servant

Man, i’m just the weed supplier how  should I know who is at this party?

Romeo

Dang, she is so hot that she might catch on fire! She be like one of my chains that hangs to the flo. She sticks out like a preppy collage student in a group of stoners. Man she is soo freakin hot if I touched her id probably stop being a gangster.

Tybalt

What the heck! Bruh i swear cuz that sounds like a Montague! Man go get my gun so i can pop a cap in his sorry ass!

Lord Capulet

Yo man chill cuz! Just leave him. He won’t cause any trouble around all these Capulets. Just chill out, smoke some weed, and relax bro. Don’t let one dude mess up your whole party.

Romeo

(walks over to Juliet and starts dancing)

Yo girl you lookin fine tonight! I don’t wana touch you cause I don’t wana defile you.

Juliet

Man, What you doing coming up on me like that! I’m trying to dance here!

Romeo

Girl chill out! I’m tryin to holla at you! Wana make out?

Juliet

Man you trippen, we cant just make out right here. If my dad saw me making out with you he’d pop a cap in you.

Romeo

Just relax girl I got you. (starts kissing her).

Juliet

Boy your pretty good but this is pretty risky. Your sure you don’t wana take this back to my room?

Romeo

Girl your the hottest chick I have seen. I’m willing to take the risk.(Resumes kissing)

Nurse

Juliet get over here, yo mamma wants you!

Juliet

I’m coming stop yelling, dang! (to Romeo) You know I like you. We should hang sometime.

Romeo

(to Nurse)

Who’s her mamma? Is she as fine as her?

Nurse

You better shut that big mouth of yours! Her mamma is the owner of this house! I’ve been taking care of this young lady since she was a baby! (moves away)

Romeo

awww shit man! She’s a Capulet! Good thing no one really noticed or else i would’ve been shot!

Benvolio

Come on dog lets go the party is getting really wild.

Romeo

Dog I can’t believe what I just did. I could have been killed.

Lord Capulet

Ay guys if you wait I got some bomb weed brownies on the way! Your loss if you leave but its all good man thanks for coming.

(everyone starts to leave except for Nurse and Juliet)

Juliet

Yo nurse who’s that dude over there?

Nurse

The dude over there with the Miami Dolphins hat?

Juliet

No the one that’s leaving through those doors.(points at Romeo)

Nurse

Girl, don’t get an attitude with me! How am i supposed to know every single crack head and stoner that walks through those doors?

Juliet

Just go find his name. I wana marry him he’s really cute and a great kisser.(Nurse goes)

Nurse

(returns)

His name is Romeo. He’s part of that stupid gang the Montagues.

Juliet

Come on man! I find one guy and he just happens to be part of the rival gang!

Lady Capulet

(calls from offstage)

Juliet where are you! You better come over here before I come over there and beat your ass!

Nurse

Come on girl lets go before your mamma goes crazy on you.

(They exit)

Act 4, Scene 3

In Juliet’s bedroom. JULIET and NURSE.

Juliet

Ay, Nurse, be careful with my Jordans those are limited edition. I need some time to think about the stuff that wen’t down at the party.

Lady Capulet

(enters)

Juliet do you need any help boo boo?

Juliet

Mom get outta hear and take the Nurse with you before she messes up my new Jordans!

Lady Capulet

Geez, okay you ungrateful brat hope you have nightmares.

(Nurse and Lady Capulet leave)

Juliet

Well it’s time to take this stuff. It looks like the priest just threw-up into this bottle and gave it to me. Smells gross too. What if it doesn’t work? What if it just kills me. The priest might want to kill me since he married me to Romeo. Or what if I wake up? I don’t wana marry that ratchet boy, Paris. Just to make sure ill keep this next to my bed.

(lays a gun next to her bed)

Tybalt better leave Romeo alone! Imma beat him to death if he tries to pull something on Romeo. Well here goes nothing.

(Juliet drinks the liquid and falls into bed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mr. Clements
    Mr. Clements
    December 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

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