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Explain How Shakespeare Makes Act 3 Scene 1 Dramatic?

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Explain How Shakespeare Makes Act 3 Scene 1 Dramatic? Do modern day audience respond to this scene in the same way as they might have done at there 1sr performance? Romeo and Juliet is a very famous play about two lovers in two different families who are rivals. Romeo and Juliet has love, passion, fighting, sadness, madness, lust and jealousy packed into one. It was written by William Shakespeare around 1595 over 400 years ago. Romeo and Juliet is a great play for all ages and genders this is one of the things that makes it so special. This is why it is still performed around the world today. Before Fight This is how William Shakespeare makes the story dramatic before the fight. In the play Shakespeare uses dramatic and emotive language for example "for now those hot days, is the mad blood stirring". Before the fight starts there is a light hearted mood. ...read more.


Romeo tries to interfere with the fight and stop it, as he must feel guilty if anything should happen to Tybalt because he has just married Juliet. Romeo is at first placid but as the scene goes on he becomes increasingly agitated and angry until finally he totally loses control and stabs Tybalt to death. At this point Romeo rejects all logic and becomes a revenge hero "away to heaven respective lenity and fire eyed fury be my conduct now. This is dramatic language, which contrasts with Romeo's earlier mild replies to Tybalt's taunting. When Mercutio is fatally stabbed, he still manages to retain his sense of humour. His jokes in the face of death are dramatically effective. "no,' tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door. But tis enough. 'twill serve. Ask me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. This is a example of black humour and this would build tension .As he drops to the floor,he manages to put a plague on both the Capulets and Montugue's houses. ...read more.


In the 16th century the hygiene was very poor compared to what it is today. So when people went to theatre they took there urine pots and there faeces just in case what they paid for was not that good. In the days when Romeo and Juliet was 1st performed, theatre companies could not afford props and scenery so it had to be explained in the story. So in today's performances it would be a bit more effective and more pleasant to watch. Over 400 years people's emotions and feelings have not changed that much to this present day so I think people would still react the same to the loving parts of the play and tragic scenes. But the humour has definitely changed so I think today's audiences would not find the jokes as funny or just might not understand them. But today's audience would be much more polite and patient if the play got a bit slow or boring, as in Shakespeare's time people would have thrown rotten fruit and their excrement at the actors, who would have carried on. ...read more.

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