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Direct a scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Direct a scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I am going to direct a scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The play was written in 1594 - 97. The play is a tragedy and sows the lives of two lovers; Romeo and Juliet. The play expresses some morals to the reader; it shows how hatred can affect many lives and how it can have painful consequences. I have chosen to direct Act 3 Scene 1, which is the fight scene where Tybalt and Mercutio die. I choose this scene because the result of the scene causes the events which lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The scene has a consequence because the fight between Romeo and Tybalt causes Mercutio to try and defend his friend. This showing that Mercutio is loyal and it shows the strong friendship between Romeo and Mercutio. The death of Mercutio causes Romeo to be angry and kill Tybalt, therefore Romeo is banished and the plan between the Friar and Juliet cannot be told to Romeo. This leads to Romeo believing Juliet is dead and consequently kills himself. ...read more.


Romeo is a character who does not pay attention to small things and so I would make his clothes be put on slightly carelessly for example his buttons on his shirt not done up properly or shoelace dragging on the ground. This will make him stand out slightly from other characters. As Tybalt is a fiery and violent character I would dress him in dark colours; black or very dark navy blue. I think that Tybalt is a character that would take pride in their clothes and I would dress Tybalt smartly and often would stand out as being a well-dressed character. Mercutio is a very different character to Tybalt and his clothing should show this. His clothes should be a bright colour to show his good humour; I think he should wear orange or a bright green. The clothing of characters is very important as the clothes reflect on their characteristics. As it is a film I will use different camera angles to show different parts of the scene. I will use an establishing shot to open the scene it will be of the market place will the sellers with a jolly atmosphere. ...read more.


"Romeo, away be gone: The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain," Act 3 Scene 1 Benvolio says this with concern for Romeo and compassion. He is Romeo's kinsman and will always support him. I think this line shows this and shows how he feels; the way in which the actor says this should reflect these feelings. Romeo turns to run but turns and drops to his knees his head buried. "O I am fortune's fool." Act 3 Scene 1 This should be cried loudly and repeated by him again to show that he is truly sorry. After Benvolio's line Romeo knows he must leave and turns and runs. The run must not be with a spring but more with sadness and sorrow. This scene is a powerful scene and must be directed well to show the meaning in the scene. Romeo is sincerely sorry once his has killed Tybalt and this must reflect in his actions after it. In this scene it brings out true characteristics of the characters; it shows how Romeo loves Mercutio and Benvolio loves Romeo and it shows Tybalt has no feelings and does not care when he kills Mercutio. GCSE English Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet Laurence Gagen Page 1 5/6/2007 ...read more.

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