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#1 Juliet

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:03 PM

I'm writing an interpretation of Romeo and Juliet in which I'll be moving the play forward to the 1970s/1980s (haven't decided yet!), and be switching the genders of the roles. This isn't what it sounds like-- I'll literally be switching the characters so that the men will be women and the women will be men. I'll then change plot and lines accordingly in the rewrite. One thing I'm having trouble with are the character names. I'm having trouble switching them over. If anyone had any ideas, I'd love your help. Here's a list of main characters whose names I need help with:

MEN (I need female forms of these)
Romeo
Mercutio
Escalus
Benvolio
Friar Laurence (Who I'll make a nun)
Paris

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)
Juliet
Rosaline

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:16 PM

I'm writing an interpretation of Romeo and Juliet in which I'll be moving the play forward to the 1970s/1980s (haven't decided yet!), and be switching the genders of the roles. This isn't what it sounds like-- I'll literally be switching the characters so that the men will be women and the women will be men. I'll then change plot and lines accordingly in the rewrite. One thing I'm having trouble with are the character names. I'm having trouble switching them over. If anyone had any ideas, I'd love your help. Here's a list of main characters whose names I need help with:

MEN (I need female forms of these)
Romeo
Mercutio
Escalus
Benvolio
Friar Laurence (Who I'll make a nun)
Paris

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)
Juliet
Rosaline



Roma
Mercy
Escalla
Benvilla
Sister Lauren
Paris


Julian
Ross/Roselin/Roosevelt/Roswell

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:34 PM

I won't repeat, but I liked Julian for "Juliet" and Ross for "Rosaline"

Romeo: Romona, Rita, Rebecca, Rachel
Mercutio: Meredith, Madeleine, Macy
Escalus: Estelle, Emily, Ella
Benvolio: Benita, Betty, Beth, Bunny
Friar Laurence: Sister Laura, Sister Laurel
Paris: Penelope, Paris


Juliet: Joseph, Joshua, John
Rosaline: Ryan, Reed, Rick, Roman, Rowan


Good luck! ;)

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

Romeo- Roma, Romona, Romella
Mercutio- Mercedes, Mercy, Mercia
Escalus- Eshe, Callie, Cala
Benvolio- Bennett, Benedetta, Benita
Friar Laurence- Laura, Lauren, Laurel, Laurelin
Paris- Paris, Parisa

WOMEN (I need male forms of these)
Juliet- Jules, Julian, Julius
Rosaline- Roscoe, Ross, Russ

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:31 PM

Juliet--Julian
Romeo--Romenne

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:12 PM

I thought of a variantion of Romeo for a girl Rowena




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