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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1

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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1

This was a GCSE speaking and listening coursework were I was asked to present act 3 scene 1 from Shakespeare's play of Romeo and Juliet and to provide my thoughts on the scene.

My version of the play was a mix of past and present. I used the style of the seventies, the atmosphere and the dress sense to represent the Montagues; this is a very relaxed and easy representation that I would like to show through Romeo. The style of the mid nineties would be used to represent the Capulets to show the strict life in which they live. This will show that both families are very much alike however yet still very much different, however the scene will be set in early eighteenth century England. This is at the height of the British Empires rule and honour was of the utmost magnitude. This will show that both the Capulets or the Montagues nor The Prince will cow down to each other and that is why war must prevail rather than any sort of tranquillity.

I decided that the two families should be represented by colour

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