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How I would direct Romeo and Juliet in act 1

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How I would direct Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 The two versions of Romeo and Juliet are similar in speaking but different in acting such as one is set in the old times and the other in the modern times. If I had a chance to direct act 1 in Romeo and Juliet I would do it like this: Right at the beginning I would have a loud dramatic tune coming in to shock the viewers but then slowly decrease as the narrator gives the opening speech. While that is happening I want scenes of a well developed city comparing what the Montague's have that the Capulet's don't and vice versa, such as how big there houses and their work place are. After the narrator stops giving his opening speech I then want another dramatic music coming in and even more louder while it shows the main characters of the film doing something in the film and been taken a snap of, such as I would want Romeo's father to smoke a big cigar while is he resting at home, or a screen shot of Benvolio pointing a gun at the audience. ...read more.


Meanwhile the other Montague is hiding next to a buggy with a child inside it who laughs at him, he gets annoyed and pulls an ordinary gun at the child and the child starts to cry. There is a brief talking between Benvolio and Tybalt in a calm way and with Benvolio in a more hesitance speech. Suddenly an ordinary citizen comes walking in to the shop and Tybalt swings around sharply and points his gun at her which she screams. He then swings around to Benvolio and shoots but misses as Benvolio dives out of the way and crashes to the floor and both of his guns fall out of his hand. The other Montague comes out and shoots wildly at Tybalt and Abra and forces Tybalt to the ground while he takes cover behind some shelves. Meanwhile Abra who starts smashing bottles of petrol those are stored in the shop by throwing them at the Montagues. Then all of a sudden Benvolio notices the cigar in Tybalt's mouth and knows he is going to drop it and will catch fire to the petrol. ...read more.


He also wears a black hat covering his hair down to his forehead. The camera then begins to look down he shows us him wearing leather black trousers and also him wearing a black jumper with also black ordinary shoes. We see him having two guns half inside his trousers either side of his waist. At the back of him we see a long shot gun in a case strapped to his back which is also in black. While Romeo is thinking about poetry, Benvolio comes and walks to him. When Romeo sees him he removes his balaclava and his hat and reveals his fair skin for the first time and the sun shines from behind which makes him look someone special. They both have a brief conversation talking calmly while Romeo rests his body on the stairs and Benvolio sits next to him. The calm talk does not last long when news is broadcasted on radio about the clash between the two families and sees Benvolio's cuts and bruises and finds out everything. Romeo then puts on his balaclava and his hat and begins to walk of slowly leaving Benvolio to chase after him. ...read more.

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