Read Shakespeare’s ‘It is the east’ soliloquy from Romeo and Juliet below with modern English translation and analysis, plus a video performance.
‘It Is The East’ Spoken by Romeo, Act 2, Scene 2
Romeo is looking up at Juliet’s window and the light comes on. He is saying that he is looking eastwards and seeing Juliet would be seeing the sun coming up in the east. He is referring to her beauty and all those things associated with the sun. This line is part of the longer “What light from yonder window breaks” soliloquy spoken by Romeo.
This full soliloquy reads: