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My Staging of Act 3, Scene 1. Set in 1916 in Geneva, Switzerland during World War I. It is at a ball and everyone is dancing peacefully

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Introduction

Romeo and Juliet (Set in 1916 in Geneva, Switzerland during World War I. It is at a ball and everyone is dancing peacefully but then the confrontation arises. The Capulet's are Germans, whilst the Montague's are the British and French armies. The Capulet's wear Shirts and Blazers as oppose to the Montague's who wear only their shirts.) At the beginning of the scene Romeo is portrayed as a romantic poet, who wants only peace with his friends. Tybalt is seen as the character for violence and also as the man of action throughout the play whilst Mercutio is known as the witty joker not knowing the seriousness of Tybalt's actions and words that would then lead to Mercutio's death. ...read more.

Middle

Act 3, Scene 1 (Enter Mercutio and Benvolio) Benvolio: Retire... (Persuasively suggested) Capels, abroad. Not scape brawl; Blood- Mercutio: Word? (Looks towards Benvolio, immediately dismissing it) No need... B: Fellow? (Points at Mercutio) M: Moved to be moody, Moody to be moved. (Still dismissive) B: What? (Frowns) M: Kill. Quarrelling? (Unsure of what is about to happen) (Enter Tybalt and men) B: Quarrel? Capulets! (Looks and Points at the Capulets) M: Care? (Points at self and shakes head) Tybalt: Word? (Looks behind) M: A word...Blow! (Stares straight back towards Tybalt) T: Occasion? (Suggesting a confrontation) M: Take without giving. (Spoken quirkily) T: Consortest, Romeo..? (Questioning Romeo) M: Consort? Fiddlestick! (Pulls out sword) B: Withdraw... Depart! (Aggressively spoken) ...read more.

Conclusion

(Clutching wound) (Starts falling, in pain) Plague a' both houses... B: What?! (Disagrees with Mercutio again) M: Go... (Urging him to go) R: Courage? (Speaking in a disgraced manner) M: A grave man... (Speaking in a Comedic way) I am peppered. (5 second Pause) M: A plague a' both houses... (Blaming Romeo and repeating himself) Your houses! R: Reputation stained... Temper softened... (Realises what the consequences may be) (Exit, now only Romeo) (Benvolio walks in) B: O Romeo; Mercutio, dead. (Realises what has just happened) (FREEZE, 3 second pause) R's C: Mercutio dead? Tybalt that villain I shall slay him! (Tybalt enters) B: Back? (Speaking as if disgusted) R: In triumph, 'villain'! (Speaking as if disgusted) T: Wretched boy. Consort! (Angry) R: This shall determine. (Swiftly raises sword) (They fight, Tybalt falls) (FREEZE, 3 second pause) R's C: What have I done? I am Fortunes Fool! (Exit Romeo) ?? ?? ?? ?? George Davidson 10T ...read more.

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