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- May 24, 2010
- Vol. 73
- No. 20
Dear Juliet... Real-Life Letters
When the Lovelorn Ask Shakespeare's Most Famous Balcony Dweller for Advice, These Volunteers Write Back-Inspiring the New Movie Letters to Juliet
The letters-sent by e-mail to email@example.com or simply addressed to "Juliet, Verona"-contain requests for everything from matchmaking help to kissing tips to advice on how to mend a broken heart. The secretaries, who are not paid, "must have a strong ability to empathize and a good dose of common sense," says secretary Giovanna Tamassia. And a sense of humor too: "In all this, Romeo is pretty much out of the picture," says Marinella. "We get letters advising Juliet to 'dump him and move on!' "
ACTUAL LETTERS TO JULIET!
IF YOU INTRODUCE ME TO LEONARDO DICAPRIO I WILL LOVE YOU, TOO!
I live on the third floor. My parents don't allow my boyfriend to come to my house. So I have to sneak him in. But it's very difficult. Can you tell me how Romeo got to visit you? Tell me his technique for climbing up to your room!
Cari V., Lausanne, Switzerland
I am writing to you on Valentine's Day, but unfortunately I don't have a Romeo and I am very sad. I'm not a young girl, but a woman who will turn fifty next March. I've always loved very deeply, but who knows why they have all betrayed me? I hope that after so much suffering, sacrifice, and compromise that I too can be truly happy.
Graziella B., Milan, Italy
You are the only person I can ask. How do you French kiss and what does it mean to make out? I read an article about you in the paper and if we write to you and I get a letter back we get extra credit. And I need a lot of extra credit.
Sandra J., Constantia, New York
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