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Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is a dramatic clash of different perspectives of love and individual freedom. As a director how would you stage the scene to bring out its full dramatic potential?

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Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet is a dramatic clash of different perspectives of love and individual freedom. As a director how would you stage the scene to bring out its full dramatic potential? In William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, Act III Scene V is one of the most significant scenes from this dramatic play. The director has to convey the love between Romeo and Juliet and the urgency of their time together. Each second that Romeo and Juliet spend with each other is very important, as this goodbye could be their last. Each word and glace is vital to their relationship as the mood of the scene changes dramatically. From the moment Romeo and Juliet wake up together in each other's arms with not a care in the world, to the conflict between Juliet and her parents and the Nurses betrayal to Juliet. This is all very carefully ordained The main themes in the scene, which are being conveyed, are young love, innocence, feuding, fate and bad timing. The use of camera work, lighting, composition of the room, the way the dialogue is delivered and sound effects and background music all must be applied to highlight the main themes of the scene. ...read more.

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The conversation continues, as the camera shots are now single shots of Romeo. Before it was Juliet and Romeo in the frame. Then Romeo is filmed alone. This signifies his isolation for the rest of the play. In addition to this disconnection with Romeos character, the bond ship of Juliet and Romeo is shattering. In Juliet's mind she sees him dead and has come to realise the seriousness of the situation with 'Methinks I see thee now, as one dead in the bottom of a tomb' she has a vision of Romeo lying alone in a church in a tomb as if he were dead. This thought distresses her as she kisses him one last time. She is still crying and reaches out to Romeo as he climbs to the ground from her window. He looks back at Juliet and 'Adieu, adieu'. The words are delivered more intensely than any other lines that Romeo speaks in the scene. Romeo verbalises the words in French this symbolises romance and affection. The Nurse enters back onto the scene with Lady Capulet. There would be a large close up of Lady Capulet to show her disposition and facial expressions. ...read more.

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As Capulet turns his back on his daughter so does her mother. Juliet pleads with her mother in desperation 'Talk to me not, do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee' this is a powerful line which really finalises the solitary of Juliet from now on in the play. She is alone. A high angle shot of Juliet shows how unimportant she is. The Nurse is Juliet's only hope yet she betrays her leaving her completely alone and distraught. In Juliet's one time of desperation and despair. Relationships between parents and their children back then were very hostile and cold. No closeness was ever formed and it was a fundamental duty for the children to comply with their parents. The strictness and unfairness with arranged marriages was very distressful for the children but they had no choice. The words delivered by Capulet to Juliet 'and you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets' an ultimatum here saying he does not care if Juliet dies on the street but she will wed Paris The setting, body language, camera shots and music will have hopefully been successful in representing the themes and conveying the ideas of the scene to the audience. Louise O'Neill ...read more.

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