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Romeo and Juliet - Act3 sc1.

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Introduction Act3 sc1 Before this scene Romeo and Juliet got married by friar Lawrence, they knew they were taking a risk as both their families were feuding rivals, but friar Lawrence was optimistic that their marriage could be a chance for both families to come together and stop their on going feud. Until now Romeo has been careful not to get into a fight with the Capulets, because he knows that if he really wants to be with Juliet, he has to try and make peace with the families with the families, but this proves very difficult as Tybalt and Mercutio start a brawl in the streets of Verona and eventually mercutio is killed and then Romeo in his rage and anger kills Tybalt and then regrets it soon after. This regret came all too late as this event split him and Juliet Further apart. If I were to direct this scene I would create a well-lit background, which would be the town centre with a good amount of shoppers and vendors, the people would be very quiet. Then comes Benvolio and Mercutio, Mercutio becoming the centre of attention by amusing the onlookers. ...read more.


Mercutio then being the comic that he is, replies taking what Tybalt says in it's other sense of meaning "Consort? What, dost thou make us minstrels?" here once again he makes a mockery of Tybalt, which is expressed on Tybalt's face as he gets more annoyed and frustrated with Mercutio. With Benvolio foreseeing the consequences of Tybalt and Mercutio's bickering, he pulls Mercutio and discreetly tells Mercutio that they should go aside and talk in private" We talk here in public haunt of men, either withdraw or else depart". Next Mercutio's action should be to slightly push Benvolio aside as he says out loud in earshot of Tybalt " I will not budge for no mans pleasure" Here it shows that although Mercutio makes a comic of his words he actually has a great dislike towards Tybalt. Then enters: Romeo which draws all attention from Mercutio. Next Tybalt starts to throw insults at Romeo in an attempt to start a fight, but to his insults Romeo responds with kind and gentle words as he tries not to take Tybalt on his challenge. Romeo's actions should be sincere enough to convince the audience that he really wants peace with Tybalt, as he knows that having a fight with Tybalt could seriously harm his and Juliet's future relationship if tensions were to rise at this critical moment. ...read more.


as he starts a frenzied attack on Tybalt, They fight a furious battle after which Romeo after which Romeo is the victor and Tybalt is slain. With Romeo just standing there with his sword still drawn and still enraged with anger, out shouts Benvolio "Romeo be gone" As Romeo is brought out of his enraged doze he immediately starts to reflect on what he has done and the possible consequences, all he can say is " O I am fortune's fool" here he shows the audience that he actually deeply regrets what he has done, as he knows his actions would make it less possible for he and Juliet to be together. As Romeo makes his escape the audience should be made aware that Romeo's regret comes not for avenging his friend's death but of what his actions might do to his and Juliet's relationship. Romeo and Juliet is enriching highly dramatic and entertaining play, which has been reproduced countless times over the years, but it is the way in which the play is performed that makes it interesting every time it gets seen. This is why I have reconfigured the actions in act 3 sc1 to how I feel they should be performed by the characters. ...read more.

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