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Give advice to an actor playing Romeo. How should they show Romeo's development throughout the play?

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Give advice to an actor playing Romeo. How should they show Romeo's development throughout the play? Focus on the given scenes. In the specific scenes Romeo's character changes in quite a significant way. In act 1 scene 1 when Romeo is speaking of Rosaline to Benvolio, it shows to me that he is not really in love with her, but actually just infatuated by her beauty; and this causes him to feel that he loves her. The reason I think this is because when he says 'alas, that love, whose view is muffled still' to me it means he does not know what love actually means. In act 1 scene 1 at first Romeo seems depressed and confused ' alas, that love, whose view is muffled still.' I would direct Romeo to be sitting on a wall with his head resting on one arm and his face to look depressed. ...read more.

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In this speech Romeo acts as a courtly lover. The reason is that the heroic courtly lover fell in love with a woman of a higher class to them and they way Romeo describes her as 'Dian's wit' shows she is unobtainable. And also because 'she lives uncharmed' meaning secure, untouched by any man makes Romeo want her more as a women being a virgin was very vital to men as they know their pure and want to be the first to 'charm' them. The ways I would get Romeo to act out this part of the play would be to really express his feelings. In the Baz Lurhmanh interpretation of Romeo and Juliet it shows Romeo in a pool hall with his friends. This is really good as to the audience he is young and may not know the meaning of love. I would use these ideas for my own as instead of making him look all depressed and lovesick, I would make him show his feelings through his actions. ...read more.

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When Romeo hears Juliet speak 'she speaks' I would make Romeo slow his walking pace down. Just to show that he wants to listen to her more 'o speak again, bright angel.' When Romeo gets to her balcony I would make him quickly climb up her vines to symbolise again that he wants to get to her fast. When Romeo says 'shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?' I would make him have a smirk on his face and make him look at Juliet then look back. While Juliet is speaking I would just get Romeo to listen, while he is still up on the vines. Then when he says 'I take thee at thy word...' speech I would get Romeo to slowly be coming down the vines and not be making any other noise. He will get to the floor then go and stand behind Juliet, this would be when he says 'neither, fair maid, if either you dislike.' when he has said this Juliet would jump round and see him standing there. I would get them to kiss and hug. ...read more.

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