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In this response, I intend to compare themes, styles and social contexts of the plays; 'Andorra' by Max Frisch and 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare. One of the most noticeable differences between

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Introduction

In this response, I intend to compare themes, styles and social contexts of the plays; 'Andorra' by Max Frisch and 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare. One of the most noticeable differences between the two plays is the format in which they are written. Frisch writes 'Andorra' in prose - continuous writing - told like a story would be. 'Romeo and Juliet,' on the other hand, is written in iambic pentameter. This is a form of verse which has ten beats to the line and five beats have stresses on them. For Example: Romeo: See how she leans her cheek upon her hand O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek. Juliet: Ay me. Romeo: She Speaks This doesn't only alter the way the dialogue is presented on the page but would, especially in Shakespearian times, alter the way in which the dialogue is spoken by the actor. ...read more.

Middle

'Andorra' written in the 1950's, explores topics and issues that could have been seen as 'taboo' in society at the time. Prejudice and racism is explored through Andri's supposed religious status and the reaction on the towns' people towards him because of it. This is shown strongly in Scene Three through the carpenter's reaction to Andri's chair, "I'll show you how to write out orders...that's what your kind have in their blood, believe me." And also through Scene Four where the doctor makes a mistake by insulting Jewish people in front of Andri "I saved the lives of Jews, though I can't stand the sight of them." This theme is also apparent in 'Romeo and Juliet' through the way the families show the same prejudice towards members of the opposing family. For example, because Juliet knows how her family will react to her love for Romeo, she says she will deny her name. ...read more.

Conclusion

In 'Andorra' the fighting that is referred to throughout, incorporating the theme of death into the play, along with the death of The Senora before the ending scenes where we hear that both Andri and his father have died. In my piece, my group aimed to interpret the piece in a fairly abstract way as we had seen the work of other groups and people had interpreted and devised the text in a very naturalistic way. We use many different techniques, such as mirroring and cannon to show that two or more people are representing one character. We have also, chosen scenes which tell Barblin's side of the story. Including the romantic and controversial scenes with Andri, the rape scene and the insanity scene; where we have used masks, movement, and whitewash to represent innocence and loss. Our work overall is very abstract with small elements of realism incorporated in order to help the story flow as chronologically and as freely as possible. Giverny Robinson-Sivyer 'Andorra' Part 1 Response 12th March 2006 ...read more.

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