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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene 4.

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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene 4 In this scene Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio and five or six torchbearers are going to the Capulet ball. They have not been invited but they are going to 'gate crash' the party. At this point Romeo is madly in love with Roseline, and is hoping to see her at the ball. On the way to the ball Mercutio makes fun of Romeo for being in love, and he teases him about it. Then mercutio makes his speech about queen Mab (the fairies midwife). This scene fits in well with the rest of the story, as it is one of the most important scenes, as it is where Romeo meets Juliet. It also adds to the enjoyment and comedy of the play (because of what mercutio says). This scene has direct effect on the story as it relieves some of the tension and seriousness of the play, and it puts the audience into a good mood because of the comedy in the scene. To edit this scene I am going to change it into a very futuristic scene with Mercutio's speech said over a mobile telephone that allows viewing through the screen. This will make it look more futuristic, and it will make his speech more noticed, because people will be concentrating on what is going on, on the phones they will be listening to what is said. ...read more.


The characters will also be wearing silver leather shoes, and helmets with transparent yellow visors on them. The scene will first appear with a far out shot of the city, with all of the lights glowing and lighting up the night sky. There will also be many high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. The camera will then slowly zoom into a tracking shot of Romeo, as he walks down the street. He then gets a phone call, and he pulls his phone out of his pocket, and on the screen it reads 'Mercutio calling'. Romeo answers his phone and starts talking normally to Mercutio. The camera then makes a straight cut to Benvolio, and he is stood in a bathroom getting ready for the rave. He then picks up his phone and joins the conversation and says "come, knock and enter, and no sooner in, but every man betake his legs". He then leaves the conversation and Mercutio makes his speech over the phone as he is walking down the street. While he is saying the speech the camera keeps changing from 3rd to 1st person view of both of the characters. As Mercutio says "over men's noses as they lie asleep" a motion picture of a fairy dancing on a sleeping man's nose appears, on Romeo's screen. Then Benvolio appears on the screen as he is walking down the street. ...read more.


Romeo meets Juliet and they fall madly in love. The scene will use a variety off different camera angles and styles of shot, as well as much different lighting effects. Also there will be special effects used to make it look like it is from the future and to make the flying vehicles look realistic. I have been able to use many special effects and features to make my scene become very futuristic. Shakespeare would not have been able to do this because when he wrote the story facilities to enable him to do this were available. He would also of not done this because he wanted to use them as plays, which he wouldn't of, been able to do, because it would have been to hard to do because of the effects needed. It would of also been too hard to get the setting and the lighting right if they were on stage because everything would have to be out of proportion. He also wouldn't have done it because he wanted to set his stories in the time he was living in. I have changed this scene because I wanted to make it look like it was from the future and to make the scene more enjoyable and humorous for the audience. I have also done it because I think the story would be more effective and better if it was done in the future. By Adam Halliday ...read more.

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