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Shakespeare's balcony scene is renowned throughout the world. Given the restrictions of the Globe Theatre, How might Shakespeare have directed this scene to appeal to his whole audience?

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare's balcony scene is renowned throughout the world. Given the restrictions of the Globe Theatre, How might Shakespeare have directed this scene to appeal to his whole audience?

By Lewis Jolly

Shakespeare is probably the most well know writer in history, and one of his most renowned pieces today is Romeo and Juliet even after 400 years the play is still known around the world. In 1996 Baz Luhrmann decided to make it into a film, it was a box office hit. Originally, Shakespeare's plays were performed in The Globe; in 1613 it burnt down. But in 1997 Sam Wannamaker raised the money to rebuild, it and it is located in it original position on Southbank, London.

I chose lines 25-36 as my first section to direct because it is probably the most well know part of Romeo and Juliet in the twenty first century, also it uses literal devices like soliloquy and it can be foreseen in many different ways, therefore a director could direct it in many different ways.

During this scene, Romeo is looking up at Juliet on the balcony who is talking about love. The stage is going to be set

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