• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How is Act 1 scene 5 an effective piece of drama - Romeo and Juliet.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How is Act 1 scene 5 an effective piece of drama Romeo and Juliet An effective piece of drama is when there are a lot of different characters and a contrast between each one, also when there is a contrast in language used; it is also effective if the drama grasps the audience from an early stage therefore making a good play or piece of drama. The audience judges the effectiveness of the drama because if the performers were to produce a less effective piece the audience would get restless therefore interrupting the play completely. The setting of this scene also adds to the effectiveness of this play as very much of this play is set in Capulet's house with the three Montages, Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio invite themselves into this party although they have not been invited. The party was formal with costumes brightly coloured with the intent to show what parties would be like outside the theatre. ...read more.

Middle

Lord Capulet thinks that Tybalt is being obnoxious and he tells Tybalt to leave the Montages alone for this special evening as this party was suppose to be where Juliet and the prince first saw each other before there arranged marriage. The wide variety of characters also adds to this scene being effective because there is a contrast between Romeo and Tybalt as Romeo is just out for a good night, where as Tybalt just wants to kill Romeo after he has heard of him being at the party 'what, who dares the slave come hither, cover'd with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity'. The effect of Tybalt saying his words in this way shows how angry Tybalt is inside by the way he hisses his words out. The difference in language is used very well in this scene as it reflects the moods of the characters. ...read more.

Conclusion

Romeo first seeing Juliet and the contrast of love that he shows between Rosaline and Juliet and what will happen between Romeo and Juliet therefore making a very interesting scene so early into the play. I think this scene would have a big impact on the audience in Shakespearean times as plays written by Shakespeare were the main things to do in that time. I do not think that showing the play in the same way in modern times would have a big impact on people as people do not care for plays so much as there is cinema pictures but on the basis of this play it is very effective and emotional in ways it handles situations and more difficult situations. This play adds a great amount of emotion and conflict between the two families this causes the play after act 1 scene 5 to add up to a long and heart breaking experience for everyone who had known or been in contact with Romeo and Juliet at that time By Todd Hawkes-Bayliss ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Why is Act 1 Scene 5 of 'Romeo and Juliet' an effective piece of ...

    This poetic exaggeration is a metaphor as torches cannot be taught, but the language connotes the idea of how she stands out amongst the crowded room and how she is the light whilst everything else remains dark. Light links in with purity and innocence, and for the audience shows the

  2. Romeo and Juliet - Is Act 1 Scene 5 and effective piece of drama

    The audience is transported in a world of love - Romeo lives in a world of peace and beauty, but the world's danger and trueness is close, too close. Tybalt recognises Romeo and wants to take his rapier. You are reminded of the conflict and the peace moment is gone.

  1. Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5 - How is this scene effective on ...

    It starts when the Montagues sneak into a Capulet party/ball. A traditional Shakespearean ball, with traditional dress and dancing is used in the Zefferelli version. Romeo and his fellow Montagues are able to make it inside the Capulet residence because the ball is a 'masked ball´┐Ż.

  2. Why is Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet an effective piece of ...

    also by higher status characters, such as Capulet, while saying his welcoming speech, Welcome, gentlemen! Ladies that have their toes Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you. Ah, my mistresses, which of you all/ Will now deny to dance?

  1. Why is Act One Scene Five of "Romeo and Juliet" an effective piece of ...

    The play as a whole is very fast moving, including this scene; this makes it a more exciting drama. The plot is also very complicated because there are so many different consequences to "Romeo and Juliet" being together. This scene highlights some of effects that would happen if they were together.

  2. Romeo And Juliet Why is Act 1 Scene5 of Romeo and Juliet such an ...

    At this point in the play the audience are aware that Romeo and Juliets families are enemies but the star crossed lovers are unaware of who each other are. This makes the play more fascinating and intriguing. As her sheer beauty bedazzles Romeo, Lord Capulets nephew Tybalt catches sight and

  1. Is Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Scene 5 an Effective piece of Drama?

    they do and after the second kiss, Juliet is pulled away to go and talk to her mother. The Nurse then tells Romeo that Juliet is a Capulet and then tells Juliet after the feast that Romeo is a Montague.

  2. Why is Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet and effective piece of ...

    He adapts his speech to suit everyone; with the ladies he teases them into dancing; with the young men he speaks knowingly and to the older man he reminisces. He is very aware of how he should be speaking to everyone.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work