Reason for stopping: I'm stuck on a different scene now.
I'm stuck on the next scene because I'm scared to death of it. I need to introduce three minor characters who are major historical personages, and two more who are well-known stage legends, and do my first On Stage Bit.
Sigh. Pass the mercurochrome, please. One more into the breach, dear friends....
MERCUTIO Without his roe, like a dried herring: flesh, flesh,
how art thou fishified! Now is he for the numbers
that Petrarch flowed in: Laura to his lady was but a
kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to
be-rhyme her; Dido a dowdy; Cleopatra a gipsy;
Helen and Hero hildings and harlots; Thisbe a grey
eye or so, but not to the purpose. Signior
Romeo, bon jour! there's a French salutation
to your French slop. You gave us the counterfeit fairly last night.
--William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Act II, scene iv