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Romeo and Juliet Coursework

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Introduction

Where to set the play In act one scene five I will set the play in the Old South period around about the 1850's. At this time there was a great conflict between the Yankees (north) and the Confederates (south) about abolishing slavery. The reason for this is because there is a great link with Romeo and Juliet and because of the long rivalry between the Capulets and the Montague's. So if I were to set the play in this period as a director I would have the main feature or aspect the type of house that is seen in the Old South. This house would be a gigantic mansion built by a French architect. The main features that stand out most in the exterior house are the four great massive pillars that support the structure of the house, and have very attractive carvings at the top and bottom of these four outstanding pillars. This shows us that the family is very rich and wealthy because in those days you had to be pretty well off to afford a big and attractive house like that. In Act One scene Five this specific part of the play is set inside the house but in one certain part of the house which is the ball room, in this part of the play this is where Romeo and Juliet first meet and fall in love. ...read more.

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Costumes Tybalt The type of costume that I want Tybalt to wear is a smart and very formal tuxedo. The reason, why I have chosen this form of dress is because I want him to look like he is displaying an intimidating and awesome exterior so that no one would dare oppose or challenge him. I would also want him to wear a red shirt underneath his tuxedo, to show the idea of him killing people and foreshadowing, later in the play when Romeo stabs him, the red this symbolising Tybalt's blood. I also want him to wear a blue tie, with blue cufflinks, to also show symbolism, of death within the play. The reason for this is because near the end of the play as stated earlier on in this section Romeo and Tybalt have a fight because of Mercutio's death Romeo is furious so stabs Tybalt and he dies. When Tybalt dies all of a sudden it starts raining and there is a big thunder storm, this is the reason why I want Tybalt to wear a blue tie with blue cufflinks to show this type of symbolism within the play. Romeo The type of costume that I would like Romeo to wear would be a knight in armour, but obviously this would be to heavy for the actor to wear so instead of it being full metal it will be plastic instead. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Romeo first sees Juliet I want the actor to have a big gasping look on his face like he has seen the most bountiful woman in the world (obviously). At this moment in time when he has this gasping look on his face I want the camera man to again to zoom into his face to capture his expression. Juliet When directing the part of Juliet I would like the actor to look like she is really enjoying her self at this party, so I want her to be mingling and socialising with a big group of people. When Juliet first sees Romeo I want Juliet to not look amazed and astonished that Romeo is there but to look surprised and a slightly bit nervures at first. The camera should not look at her face but her body to, to show the viewer her body language as well as her expression on her face. Lord Capulate When directing the part of Lord capulate I would like the actor to be very dominant and domineering towards his gests but kind at the same time. The reason for this is because he is setting an example for all of the capulates. Since Lord capulate is entertaining a lot of guests he cant look evil and melshouse so I also want the actor to have a kind and cheerful expression on his face. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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