Romeo and Juliet Excerpt 5 -- the Wedding

[Intended to be presented by junior high or high-school level students of English as a foreign language. Continuing from here.]  

Narrator: Romeo and Juliet have agreed to meet at Friar Laurence's room,
  to be married in secret.
  Friar Laurence is having second thoughts
  about the pace with which the romance has developed.

Friar Laurence: Marriage is a holy thing,
  so we must pray for the blessings of heaven
  on your marriage with Juliet.
  What starts out happily should not end up unhappily.

Romeo: Oh, I want this to be a happy marriage,
  but once she and I are married,
  no sorrow can hold any fear for me.

Friar Laurence: That is a rash brag.
  I am concerned that your passion is too uncontrolled.
  Uncontrolled passion tends to cause unhappiness.
  Juliet is here.
  She seems quite happy, too.

Juliet: Good evening, my spiritual friend.

Friar Laurence: Good evening, and Romeo is as glad to see you as I am.

Juliet: And I am glad to see him.

Romeo: Juliet, if you are as happy as I am,
  this is truly a happy occasion.

Juliet: No words can match how happy I am.

Friar Laurence: Well, come with me to the chapel
  and the church shall marry you.

[Continues here.]

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