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Romeo and Juliet: Creative Response - Here is a new scene that could be slotted into the play of Romeo and Juliet at the end.

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By lizzie marshall Romeo and Juliet: Creative Response Here is a new scene that could be slotted into the play of Romeo and Juliet at the end. My new scene begins as Romeo is on his way to the tomb where Juliet is lying, at the stage when everyone believes that she is dead. Romeo, who also believes Juliet is dead, is racing to reach her. Police cars are chasing him, people are shouting, guns are firing. The streets are busy and filled with traffic and all of it is after Romeo. It is dark, apart from the hard, empty light created from police torchlight and neon signs. ...read more.

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There is a slow, depressing song playing quietly. As the audience catches a glimpse of the setting- so many people, all wet from the rain and their tears, the surrounding buildings broken and falling apart, the police cars crashed and damaged. When suddenly, with no warning, a gunshot is heard. A loud, echoing gunshot that stuns everyone and ceases the music. It was Juliet's gunshot, the one she used to kill herself for real. Slowly, still in shock the people from outside make their way into the tomb. Among them being the family members we have already met. ...read more.

Conclusion

The camera does not show the family members other then Romeos father, who, silently, gently, almost gracefully and without much facial expression walks to the crucifix hanging from the wall. The setting to this scene must be worked to be very depressing, yet he is holding in his devastation. Suddenly he lifts up a dagger in his right hand and screams, "WHY?" This is a long, sustained scream that is most depressing. He lifts the dagger high above his head, ready to stab himself in the chest, just on the downward swing, a strong hand grasps his and stops him of committing suicide. Slowly Romeo's father turns around to see the face of Juliet's father standing there. Romeo's father stands up and faces the whole family of the Capulets... ...read more.

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