A couple weeks ago we asked our online fans to tell us who was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's tragedy. The best blamer would win an ASC on Tour T-shirt.
Thanks to everyone who submitted an idea to our Facebook page. We wish we could give all of you T-shirts. Alas, only one could win, but here are a couple of our favorites.
Rebecca Sizemore, Manassas, VA
Tybalt is to blame. He started the fight that got Romeo exiled. If he'd listened, maybe he could have been the beginning of alliance between the families. Montague and Capulet, of course, should have been trying to make peace long before. The situation was really more like a mafia war and a marriage--especially one so close to the heads of family--is always a great treaty. Then again, perhaps Romeo should have taken his concern to his father as a business proposition.
Dawn Rochelle Tucker, Staunton, VA
The Plague is to blame. Specifically, fear of the "infectious pestilence." If the "searchers of the town" had not been terrified that Friar John and his traveling companion were infected with the plague the letters would have come to Mantua and Friar Lawrence's plan for the lovers would have succeeded.
And the winner is...
Cliff Garstang, Staunton, VA
The Friar is to blame, without doubt. If he'd ever seen a play, he'd have known that the messenger would screw up, or deliver the wrong letter, or deliver the letter to the wrong person. His scheme was flawed, and poor Juliet was too naive to realize it.
It just goes to show, these plays just might save your life!
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