The Romeo and Juliet soliloquies below are extracts from the full modern English Romeo and Juliet ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Romeo and Juliet soliloquy followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Romeo & Juliet soliloquy is about:

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright (Spoken by Romeo, Act 1 Scene 1)

What light through yonder window breaks? (Spoken by Romeo, Act 2 Scene 2)

The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse (Spoken by Juliet, Act 2 Scene 5)

Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds (Spoken by Juliet, Act 3 Scene 2)

How oft when men are at the point of death (Spoken by Romeo, Act 5 Scene3)

It is the east and juliet is the sun (Spoken by Romeo, Act 2 Scene 2)

What’s in a name? (Spoken by Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2)

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  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 1 Alaina May says:

    I would like to point out that this Quote is not said by Romeo, but by Juliet to Romeo.

    • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 1 Alaina May says:

      Sorry, I mean the “A rose by any other name…” quote

      • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 3 NSS says:

        Thanks for pointing out that Romeo & Juliet quote error Alaina – now fixed ;)

        • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 4 Mariann says:

          It unfortunately still says spoken by Romeo. I actually was about to research online what I might of missed, because I could have sworn it was spoken by Juliet. Thank you for your comment, I was about to go on a wild goose chase.

          • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 4 Mariann says:

            I guess I should have clarified, it still says romeo on the actual page. the main page does say Juliet. sorry..

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 6 kevin says:

    isn’t the “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright” quote in Act 1 scene 5?

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 7 nakiesha pavlischek says:

    O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
    Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
    Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
    And i’ll no longer be a capulet
    ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy
    Thou art thyself, though not a Monague
    What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
    Nor arm, nor face. O, be some other nome
    Belonging to a man.
    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.
    So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,
    Retain that dear perfection which he owes
    Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;
    And for thy name, which is no part of thee,
    Take all myself.

    • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 8 Madalyne Lacerte says:

      I love this

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 9 Leah says:

    Actually Alaina Juliet doesn’t know that Romeo is there at that point so it is still a soliloquy if it was two Romeo it would be a monologue.

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 10 Miguelito says:

    “She doth teacher the torches to burn bright” is in Act 1 Scene 5…”to be or not to be” in scene one as indicated above…love your site:)

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 11 Lebron James says:

    another soliloquy in ac 2 scene 2 was were Romeo says, ” oh Lebron, oh Lebron, you are such a baller.”
    #bigdaddy

    • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 12 Michael Jordan says:

      I think it was, “oh Lebron, oh Lebron, you are more overrated than Miley Cyrus.”

      • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 13 Kobe Bryant says:

        I think it was actually, “oh Michael, oh LeBron, I am the GOAT and you guys copied MY MOVES!”

        • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 14 Shaq says:

          “oh neal, oh neal, you are the worst ft shooter ever)

        • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 15 Vanessa Bryant says:

          um honey, you dead

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 16 zac says:

    it is the same thing people.

  • Romeo & Juliet Soliloquies in Modern English 17 Tanisha says:

    A drunk guy walks into a bar, and a table, and a waitress, and a wall…