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Act 1 Scene 5. Analyze the scene explaining why it is important in the context of the play, what it reveals about the characters and how you would direct to emphasize the key dramatic moments.

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Romeo and Juliet Coursework Act 1 Scene 5 Imagine you are making film version of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Analyze the scene explaining why it is important in the context of the play, what it reveals about the characters and how you would direct to emphasize the key dramatic moments. Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet' is about two love struck teenagers who aren't able to be together due to their families feud/ social situation. There are two key themes; love and hate and these cause untold problems for the main protagonists of the play. Before Romeo and Juliet meet, the audience is already aware that he is a Montague and that she is a Capulet. This adds to the scene being so dramatically effective because it creates tension and enhances the whole dissolution of the play. Act 1, Scene 5 is, in my opinion, one of the most important and exciting scenes of the entire play because it includes such a diverse range of emotions and events and reveals important information about the main characters of the play. ...read more.


During the music being played and everybody dancing Romeo would be brought to the front with a spotlight on him and a faint one on Juliet with the rest of the cast blacked out and the only music that would be played is a calm and gentle type. The camera would be as if you were looking through Romeos eyes gazing at Juliet and then he would say "O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiopia's ear". This quote is important as it gives recognition of the beauty of Juliet. As Romeo is saying these words he will be blacked out and then there will be two spotlights, one on Capulet and one on Tybalt, but as Tybalt is getting angry, as he has just seen Romeo at the ball and he is trying to persuade Capulet to let him fight him by using the words "It fits, when such a villain is a guest: I'll not endure him". ...read more.


My grave is like to be my wedding bed". When the nurse comes back she tells Juliet that his name is Romeo and he is a Montague followed by she says that her only son is her enemy. As Juliet is told - there will be a stop in the music as it is a shock and she will break down crying saying "My only love is my hate" at this point the camera will be close up and there will be no music as the audience follow Juliet's sorrow. The lights in this scene will be surrounding Juliet's bed which she will be crying on and the nurse who is nervously pacing around it. I conclude that this scene in Romeo and Juliet is the most important scene in the whole play seeing that this is the scene that brings the two most important characters of the play together, this is fundamental as they both gain knowledge of each others blood. William Shakespeare has written this well as he has captivated us in this fast paced and action packed scene of adoration, hatred and amusement. ?? ?? ?? ?? Steven Bell 9x1 Steven Bell 9x1 ...read more.

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