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Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene Glossary (2.2)

Juliet appears above at a window (stage direction)

Shakespeare did not include this stage direction and it is not in Q1 or the First Folio. It was added in the 17th century and has remained ever since, although some editors choose to place the direction right after Romeo's line He jests at scars that never felt a wound (1), while others insert it right before Romeo says It is my lady, O it is my love (10).

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Mabillard, Amanda. Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) < >.

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