Shakespeare versus Textsphere

In April, I had the pleasure of seeing Romeo and Juliet at the Citadel Theatre. The iconic love story of two teenage star-crossed lovers made me curious to mix Shakespearian language with what I imagined today’s texting teens might create. This is what I came up with.


Romeo: Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes

Juliet:   Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes

“O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?”

Romeo: WYWH

“If I profane with my unworthy hand this holy shrine

The gentle sin is this:

My lips two blushing pilgrims, ready stand

To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”

Juliet: I  Purple Heart  U

“And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay

And follow thee my lord throughout the world.”

Romeo: 4EAE

“Call me but love,

And I’ll be new baptis’d.”

I  Purple Heart  U2

Juliet: SWAK       Kiss Mark

“Good night, good night!

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Romeo: TTYL


Juliet: XOXO


  • All quotes were written by William Shakespeare
  • WYWH wish you were here
  • 4EAE forever and ever
  • SWAK sealed with a kiss
  • TTYL talk to you later
  • HAK hugs and kisses.