The Verona Times
It’s a brisk summer’s morning in fair Verona, as my coach directs me up the never ending driveway towards the very grand and exquisite Capulet mansion to meet with the equally exquisite Lady Capulet.
By now, everybody knows the story – Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet the two star crossed lovers from feuding families, who due to a number of mischances and fateful errors, were both found dead in the Capulet tomb on November 22nd.
The tragic event shocked the whole of Verona and provoked many different reactions throughout the city. However, the reaction of Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet, still remains a mystery, but not for long.
My coach finally comes to a stop in the courtyard I am escorted inside and seated in a parlour. Lady Capulet enters not long after, followed by two serving men who stand close to the door. Talk about intimidating. She walks over to me and politely extends her hand. “Sorry about them, my husband seems to think that I need to be watched over 24/7 now” she rolls her eyes. She takes a seat on the sofa across from me and readies herself for the interview.
It is no surprise that the last couple of months have been a very tough time on Lady Capulet, after losing both her daughter Juliet and nephew Tybalt. I start off the interview by simply asking her how she is holding up. “It’s been a tough couple of months, it just breaks my heart to think about it all, and it’s hard to think that I’ll never see my dear Juliet again”. She sniffles loudly and wipes away a non-existent tear. The action looks rehearsed.
Romeo and Juliet kept their relationship hidden from their families, out of fear that they would not permit it. Looking back Lady...