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Romeo and Juliet - Balcony Scene

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet-Balcony Scene

By Jon-Paul Hoey

In this essay, I will be modernising one of the most famous scenes in one of the most famous storys in the history of theatre, Romeo and Juliet. I will be modernising the Balcony Scene, this is very well known and at the same time a very misunderstood scene. Masses of people everyday are misunderstanding the balcony scene. I will be targeting the modernised scene at a young audience. I will be aiming to keep every person in the audience interested and their attention towards the stage.

The setting I have chosen is in Northern Ireland. I have chosen the setting because Northern Ireland is very well known for the wrong reasons such as the conflict between the two religious groups, Catholics and Protestants. I think this will work well for a modern audience because at this time in present there is most probably some form of violence or conflict going on between the two religions whether it be a simple argument or a riot. Also I think it would keep the audience's attention towards the stage because it is most likely that the people in the audience

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