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How Would You Make Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet an Effective piece of Drama?

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How Would You Make Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet an Effective piece of Drama? Scene Setting for Act 1 Scene 5 For the whole play, I will have the Capulet's as the main backdrop, but for Act 1 scene 5 it will be brought forward on the stage and will always be lit with the stage lighting. Acting At the beginning of the scene, I want the first two servants to come in to the hall and place the plates on the table. I want the 'first servant' to put the plates on the table with the feeling of frustration and say, "Where's Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He (with an emphasis on the word 'he') shift a trencher! He scrape a trencher!" I would like the first servant to say this in a sarcastic manner. I then want the lighting made brighter on the second servant. I want him to say his line quickly but like an old wise man would. I want him to say, "When good manners shall lie all in one or two men's hands, and they unwash'd too, 'tis a foul thing." ...read more.

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I would then like Capulet and Second Capulet to speak to each other as if they were small children; I mean this by e.g. Second Capulet says one thing and Capulet disagrees and says another thing, and like this, they argue in a friendly way. While this is going on, I want the lighting only on Capulet and Second Capulet, so that it is only them who are visible to the audience. I now want Romeo to stand out in the crowd of guests and ask one of the servants about Juliet not knowing who she is. I want Romeo to talk to himself aloud and say his speech to the audience as if he is in love. I want the lighting to be focused on Romeo this time and I also want his voice to be louder than everything else. This effect will give this particular part in the play a more dramatic feel that Romeo is in love. Only at this point will I want Tybalt to be noticed. ...read more.

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I want them to come forward on the stage, and closer to the audience. This effect will show the instant love between Romeo and Juliet and thus make it more dramatic to the audience. I want them to speak to each other softly and tenderly, and show that they love each other. I want the nurse to come in between them now and disturb the calm between Romeo and Juliet. I would like then for Romeo to ask the nurse, "What is her mother?" This question was because Romeo still did not know who Juliet was. When he finds out who she and her mother are, I want the lights to quickly close in on Romeo and for him to look very shocked and upset at the same time. I would finally like Juliet to ask the Nurse who Romeo is and when she finds out, I want her to feel exactly the same way that Romeo felt when he found out who she was. To close the scene, I want someone to call from within the house for Juliet and I want the scene lighting to fade away with Juliet walking into the house. Khayrul Motaleb 10P ...read more.

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