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Romeo and Juliet - Written Response

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GCSE Shakespeare Coursework Romeo and Juliet - Written Response The scene I am going write about in this essay will be on Act 3, scene 1. This is where Tybalt and Mercutio fight and where Tybalt also dies. I choose this scene because it's one scene that you're most likely to remember and is one of the scenes with lots of key things happening. Act 3 is all about when Mercutio wants a fight with Tybalt. Romeo hears that there going to fight, and he knows Tybalt is going to be his brother in-law, so Romeo turns up to the fight and tries to stop it. Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio when Romeo got in the way. This makes Romeo angry and he then kills Tybalt, but the Prince has said that the next one to start another feud will be barred from Verona. I will set this scene in an open but deserted playground. ...read more.


The Cars would be metallic black Cadillac for the Montague's and a similar but having a wild "flame" paint job on the Cadillac for the Capulet's. When the Montague's and Capulet's enter, the clear blue sky gets a little dim and the rival music starts; with lots of bass and slow. When Romeo enters after others; sunny skies suddenly turn into a bleak, grey rainy sky. Start's to rain gently; like something bad about to happen, music would be moody rock, fast paced. Tybalt > "I am for you." Romeo > "Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up." Mercutio > "Come, sir, your 'passado'". At this point the audience will be all ready for the fight and now need the music to go with it, so I would play some hard instrumental techno music but keep it in line with the rock playing from when they entered. The general theme of the costumes in this scene will be loose but casual; Shirts without a jumper or blazer and some trousers. ...read more.


Mercutio > "O calm, dishonourable, vile submission", the character playing Mercutio could say that slowly but with some irony in the way that he says it. The lighting is also essential for a good fight scene, if it is too dark or too light, it ruins the whole point of having a fight. As it's a hot summer's day in Verona... the lighting effects are already done; bright orange glows, crystal white clouds on a baby blue sky. I think I have made this more exciting to view for the younger audience as fighting is nothing alien from the society today, so they can relate to it, the music is in touch with the youth and so is the clothing. People don't like to see major changes and I don't think I have made a lot of change just effective touches to make the younger generation interested. I think that older people will like this as well as their interested in the youth today and what they get up to. ...read more.

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