Romeo and Juliet

The use of copy and paste is often seen as a fraudulent act, a subtle thievery. But is copied language always a dishonest deed, or should it sometimes be celebrated? Arguably, Shakespeare’s words are some of the most reused in all of history; copied in schools, plays and movies. As a secondary thief, I have copied, pasted and compiled found footage from Romeo and Juliet performances to show the beauty of these copied words, allowing the tragic story of two ‘star-cross'd lovers’ to be passed through time. We will never tire of speaking, copying and pasting these familiar words.