For this production, we needed swords. The play begins with a street brawl that arises from the antagonism between the Montagues and the Capulets. Of course, the most crucial scenes needing swords are when Mercutio duels with Tybalt, and when Romeo kills Tybalt in revenge for Mercutio's death. Romeo also fights with Paris at Juliet's tomb near the end of the play, killing him as well.
Romeo: But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (2.2.2-3)
Juliet: 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 call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. (2.2.43-47)
Mercutio: A plague o' both your houses!
They have made worms' meat of me. (3.1.108-09)
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