F&H and Austen

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at ic.ac.uk
Tue Jan 14 07:22:55 EST 2003

> >(But then I think Romeo and Juliet would have had a huge row 
> > in the first week, he would have found another Capulet girl to moon
> > and she would have got off with Mercutio.)

>Katta wrote:
> I'm more inclined to think that *he* would have got off with 
> Mercutio. :-) 
> But that might be based on the movie version, in which poor 
> old Mercutio was slightly... well...

Actually, though he was pretty camp, to me he didn't seem so much gay as
omnivorous. Anything for kicks. The whole setting was very interesting, I
thought, rich kids playing with fire, and Mercutio was the one who was
playing most desperately. He was obviously going to burn up in some way
before long.
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