PARIS: We’re doing traditional Elizabethan.
RORY: Elizabethan? But I thought the point of this was to . . .
PARIS: The point is to get an A, not to make Romeo and Juliet into a Vegas lounge act. Besides, we have the death scene. It’s classic, it’s famous.
Surely Rory is right, and the point is to provide your own unique interpretation of the scene? I can’t see how they could get any more than a B+ for the project doing it Paris’ way, and a very strict teacher (which Chilton is meant to have) might even give them a D for not following instructions.