• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Romeo and Juliet Coursework Directing a Scene - Act 2 Scene 2 (Balcony Scene)

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Coursework Directing a Scene - Act 2 Scene 2 (Balcony Scene) Today we are going to be rehearsing Act 2 Scene 2, which is most commonly called the Balcony Scene. This scene is vital to the play, because with out the scene there might not have even been a story to write about. In many people's opinions including mine this is the centre point of the play. This is because if Romeo hadn't jumped over the wall and consequently landed in Juliet's garden. Romeo and Juliet probably wouldn't have seen each other again for a long while; and in the mean time their feelings would have died down from the heat of the moment. Also Romeo wasn't meant to hear what Juliet was saying about him. It was all thoughts on the top of Juliet's head that were spur of the moment. They were also probably slightly embellished from what they actually were. The young love and the excitement of the party probably exaggerate their feelings. Juliet would never have said what she did if she knew Romeo was there. Hearing this would have thrilled Romeo especially after he had a crush on Rosaline for so long with it unreturned. To hear his feelings returned would only have heightened them. This is Juliet's first kiss, so naturally she would be feeling excited and worked up. I think this would have died down, if fate hadn't played its part and in effect sped up their love. ...read more.

Middle

From here Romeo you will go on to say how your name is hateful to you because it's an "enemy to thee Then Juliet you show the first sign of the connection between you and Romeo, that its true love not just a quick romance. It's the first time that you have shown a sign of being in love with Romeo. Romeo has already shown his love for Juliet, with out saying it by his change in language. So Juliet what it actually means when you say "My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words" is showing how she hasn't understood what Romeo has been saying, however it is significant when you say "yet I know the sound." Because it shows how you still know it's him even though you have spent such little time with him prior to this meeting. Then Juliet (when you later go on talking) you show how practical you are, so when you say the passage concerned about how Romeo got on to the wall, and if any of her "kinsmen find" him there; he will be killed. It needs to be said with great concern, to show to the audience the contrast, between Juliet and her practical concerns and Romeo's unreasonable attitude. As he replies that he got on to the wall "With love's light wings," and that nothing can "hold love out." All this Romeo needs to be said with a care free, foolish way, to underline to the audience the difference in attitudes at this point. ...read more.

Conclusion

Then sigh as you talk to the night. You say how afraid that because it is night you are worried it is all just a dream. After all that is what Juliet is to you, she is the girl of your dreams. (Juliet Speech to finish off - need help!) Here we will call it a day, but we will carry on from here tomorrow. As you go I want to leave you with one last thought to think about. I want each of you to think about just how much both of you have changed in the little time you have known each other. Romeo you have gone from being self wallowing and wrapped up of the idea in love, that all he was chasing was a dream, the infatuation with Rosaline was nothing. This Shakespeare tried to emphasise in different ways. But mainly in the flamboyant language and imagery to someone who understand. Then after you met Juliet you changed and realised that it wasn't all about you. As well as how wonderful Juliet was, and how you wanted to be with her not just superficially, because of her looks. Now Juliet you have changed greatly as well. Before you met Romeo you were na�ve, and juvenile. Where as now, you are proving to be the practical, and mature one. Worrying about safety and pushing your relationship forward. If it wasn't for you Romeo would probably still be at your balcony trying to prove how much he loved you at the end of the play! ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework Louisa Wimbush 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Romeo & Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Romeo & Juliet essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    How Shakespeare presents Romeo & Juliet's early relationship.

    3 star(s)

    This line is one of the best uses of this particular comparison. There are then the comparisons that add to the poetic and romantic theme to the play. For instance the comparisons with light. 'O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!'

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Romeo and Juliet comparison

    3 star(s)

    He is seen in a helicopter above Benvolio and Tybalt, forcing them to put their weapons to the ground. The Prince is using lots of high tech machinery and guns to make them drop their guns; this helps to state how important he is as a figure of power and

  1. How did Shakespeare create tension in act 1 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet

    (act 1 scene 5)This was used lot in Shakespeare plays. What also added to the tension is that the ball has been set up for the announcement of pairs proposing to Juliet "LADY CAPULET: marry, that 'marry' is the very theme I came to talk of.

  2. Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2.

    This, once more, indicates the deepness of Romeo's love for Juliet, a love that is gradually turning into idolatry. Romeo is so caught up in his feelings that he doesn't care anymore for his security. The religious imagery is primarily represented by the clothes Juliet is wearing: the white dress

  1. Character Study On Juliet

    And to tell her that he loves her and that she is his goddess in more detail. When Romeo comes back to see Juliet, Juliet changes her mind frequently in this scene when she gets worried that he might get executed if some one else catches Romeo with her at the balcony that night.

  2. Free essay

    romeo and juliet

    Romeo is not affected by this and replies. "Alack, there lies more peril in thine eyes; than twenty of their swords!" This indicates that rejection in Romeo's eyes would be more deadly than being killed by twenty swords. Romeo also personifies his love for Juliet as a force, which gives super human powers; "Love's light wings...For stony limits cannot hold love out."

  1. "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare By what means does Shakespeare engage his audience ...

    to believe that it is Romeo and Juliet getting together, but it is apparent they are not and create a sense of curiosity. Capulet is presented as a kind hearted man and has faith in his daughter, 'earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful day of my earth.'

  2. Compare the way Shakespeare presents the love between Romeo and Rosaline with that of ...

    Romeo thinks that Juliet is too good for him or is out of his league. This is a contrast to Rosaline because Romeo speaks of Rosaline but not of her beauty whereas Romeo constantly speaks of Juliet's beauty. In the following line Romeo implies that he feels that he does

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work