How do I write a modernised R and J balcony scene with State or Origin cheerleader and Jock.I need to modernise R and J. I am Juliet. I am a NSW cheerleader and I am in love with a QLD jock. I am...

How do I write a modernised R and J balcony scene with State or Origin cheerleader and Jock.

I need to modernise R and J. I am Juliet. I am a NSW cheerleader and I am in love with a QLD jock. I am doing the balcony scene. How should I do it? Like where do I go with it. It is a 10 minute monologue. HELP!! Please

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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This is a fun idea.  Like Romeo and Juliet, your characters are from opposing sides, but also like in Romeo and Juliet, it is love at first sight, so none of those issues should matter.  When writing your original scene, I suggest that you look at how Shakespeare sets up their interactions.  I would certainly bring in characterization for both your cheerleader and the Jock.  Think about how they would interact with each other.  Would the cheerleader give him a little cheer to encourage him to climb up her balcony?  It would also be humorous if the Jock praised your Juliet's beauty, but did so through sports similes and metaphors (what he's familiar with!)  For example, "Juliet, your beauty takes my breath away, like a sack from a rushing offensive lineman..."  Have fun with it, and focus on the characters' unique personalities and what they see in each other.

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