The soliloquies from Romeo & Juliet below are extracts from the full modern English Romeo & Juliet ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Romeo & 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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15 replies
  1. Leah
    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.

  2. nakiesha pavlischek
    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.


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