Sage Sweetwater Adapts Shakespeare To Lesbian: A Time For Love

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open your lap to
lust-seducing
grape,

we, the Juliettes
from the Byzantine
wine ship,

nine-hundred amphorae O
wine, not at all suspicious
of the potion,

O true apothecary! The
wine is quick. Thus with
a kiss, I live! Act V Scene III,

timbers for the famous
balcony scene, the wood
on the ancient hull,

O Juliet, O Juliet, wherefore
art thou, Juliet?
Deny thy society, do not
refuse thy name...that which
we call a lavender rose/By
any other word would smell
as sweet,

Juliet leaves Juliet's bedroom
unseen, their lines reasonably
complete and uncorrupted,

Elizabethan audience, I
experiment with dramatic
non-convention that fits
into conventional ideas
about romance,

drunken gossips, superstitious
friars, the instruments of
unchastity, attempting
adventure for wished lust,

no mistiming or tragic flaws,
Juliettes not depriving themselves
of their wedding night in the name
of lawful marriage,

at the end, the idea of
seeing who can build
the richer wine ship
seems petty,

nine-hundred amphorae O
wine, not at all suspicious
of the potion,

O true apothecary! The
wine is quick.  Thus with
a kiss, I live! Act V Scene III.


Copyright 2006 Sage Sweetwater