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Shakespeare’s Comic And Tragic “Amen Amen”

January 4, 2008 David Hurley 0

In the brief sixth scene of the second act of Romeo and Juliet, while Romeo and Friar Laurence await the arrival of Juliet, Friar Laurence offers offers up this orison, expressive of a certain anxiety about the clandestine nature of the marriage ceremony: “So smile the heavens upon this holy [Read more…]