Love him or hate him the “Great British Bard” Will Shakespeare certainly had a way with words – and geography – and architecture – and the fenestration industry; in many instances tying them all together in one of his plays, or even setting more than one of his plays in the same city. Verona must have been pretty much up there as a favourite city as he set three of his plays in this beautiful city – Romeo and Juliet, Two gentlemen of Verona and the Taming of the Shrew, imagine if he had combined them ????????
WORDS, GEOGRAPHY AND FENESTRATION
A callow youth stands in a garden and calls to a young lady above – “But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon, who is already sick and pale with grief” the start of a love proposal that goes on a bit from there.
Eventually Juliet has her say, pretending she cannot see him commencing with the immortal words “Romeo, Romeo where fro art though Romeo”
Unfortunately the words of both Romeo and Juliet are somewhat drowned out by the sound of a bit of a “domestic” coming from the house next door ,with a lot of shouting and commands being issued
Passing by on the opposite side of the street are “Two Gentlemen of Verona” who are making their way to the magnificent “Arena” where they can already hear the opening strains of Aida rising above the open air amphitheatre. They raise their eyes to the balcony and discard the scene above, one turning to the other and remarking “See Juliet’s professing her love again” his companion meanwhile looks at the house next door and mutters “looks like Petruchio and his wife Katherine are also at it again, they reckon he is trying some form of “mind games” to change her character to turn her into the obedient wife”. Very quickly he returns his gaze to the home of the Capulet’s (Juliet’s house) – where something impressive had caught his attention “Look at that, that’s new and rather special”
“Yes “responded his companion “I was speaking to old Capulet the other day and he said he had that “Timber Composite Doors Company” coming out to install a new front door – they say the style he has picked is named after our city – VERONA– it certainly looks good and I do like the way its curved at the top, not many companies do that you know”.
Feeling just a bit envious the two wandered on their way – but if you want a new “Solidor” composite door just like The “Verona” that our two gentlemen admired – you do not have to be envious – just check out our web site and give us a call, we will do the rest
Shakespeare had picked his setting perfectly romantic city, glorious architecture and perfect fenestration – particularly the door.