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How would you redirect act 3 scene 5 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'?

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Romeo and Juliet How would you redirect act 3 scene 5 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'? The title of the play is 'Romeo and Juliet'. It was written by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) he was born at Stratford-upon-Avon in a house in Henley Street. The play was written in the Elizabethans times. The Elizabethans enjoyed watching plays although they were expensive, it cost a penny to get in and a penny was about 12th of a skilled mans daily wages. The scene that I am redirecting is act 3 scene 5, this is the scene were Capulet and lady Capulet tell Juliet that she must marry Paris. The scene is important to the play because the Juliet swears never to confine in the nurse again when she advices Juliet to marry Paris when she obviously knows that Juliet is in love with Romeo "I think it best you married the county." the nurse even compares the to and pronounces that Paris is superior to Romeo "Romeo's a dishclout to him." ...read more.


"Is she not proud?" The scene is set in Juliet's bedroom. To film this scene a false back wall with cut outs for window lighting should come from behind the window to emphasise the coming of dawn. Romeo has to depart through the window. For sound effects bird song would be used because the couple are arguing over the bird being a nightingale meaning it was still night or a lark meaning it was the beginning of dawn. A side door is needed for the entrance of the nurse, mother and father. To direct this scene I would aim the camera at Romeo then Juliet like a tennis match from left to right to left. Just before the nurse enters the camera will focus on the door then it will hurl open then Juliet will stand in front of Romeo to protect him just encase Capulet came in and wanted to hurt Romeo. Then the nurse comes in and Juliet looks relived puts her hand on her heart goes to speak but is cut off by the nurse saying that lady Capulet is on the way. ...read more.


The Capulet's are loving the father shows this by setting her daughter up for a very beneficial marriage. Capulet gets angry because he is confused about why Juliet doesn't want to marry the county Paris. To the Elizabethans this scene would have been outrageous because the daughter disobeyed the father and this was considered very disrespectful. The reactions would be different from todays as rebelling against parents is much more common. It would also been shocking because Juliet had sex before marriage and that was considered aberrant. Whilst today it's considered acceptable. I think that Shakespeare intends to provoke the issues concerning the generation gap between lady Capulet, Capulet, nurse and Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare promotes the emotions of the fathers anger by threats "I will drag thee of a herdle hither." Which he wouldn't do because he loves her. On the other hand Juliet shows her determination by saying "if all else fail, myself have power to die." This scene affects the rest of the play as the nurse turns her back on Juliet, consequently Juliet swears never to confine in her again. It also affects the play as Juliet deceives her parents openly as an alternative of secretly ...read more.

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