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The Making of Romeo and Juliet.

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The Making of Romeo and Juliet. By Rachel Pullinger Act 3 Scene 5 reveals the characters true strength of personality and it is also a key to the drama. After this scene the play starts to speeds up, and important events start to occur one after the other. There are extra deaths of main characters, fatal fights, and romantic scenes filled with passionate speech. Therefore it is essential towards this romantic tragedy, and should be directed with care. We witness friction between generations- Juliet: " Good father, I beseech you on my knees" Capulet: " Hang thee young baggage, disobedient wretch!" Throughout the scene concentrating on the differences between generations is vital. Firstly the scene begins with a departing Romeo from Juliet's bedroom, where he has spent the night with his new wife. Showing signs of leaving childhood to adulthood, Juliet's room has remains of expensive dolls. This suggests that her parents were wealthy and that they did provide for her. A large golden mirror sits atop a dressing table, statues of angles and fairies surround it. A king-sized bed with a grand gold and peach bed head is opersite; a large bed proved that someone was not povity stricken. ...read more.


Juliet is confused and dreading that her mother is about to mention Romeo, but still asks "What villain Madam?" Lady Capulet answers " That same villain Romeo" Juliet's heart sinks. A close up Juliet is shot with a blurred lady Capulet behind and she now whispers aside line 81-83. "Villain and he be many miles asunder-God pardon him; I do with all my heart; And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart." Lady Capulet and Juliet continue to talk, Lady Capulet suggests that she hires an assign to kill Romeo, whilst Juliet talks with double meaning once again. Lines 103&104; spoken by lady Capulet, are expressed with sarcasm. Lady Capulet tries to change the subject by hinting to Juliet of Paris's proposal. She says- Well, Well, thou hast a careful father child, one who put thee from heaviness hath sorted out a sudden day of joy, that thou expects not, nor I looked for." Juliet is sat on her bed at this moment with her chin on her knees staring out of the window. She replys with little interest " Madam, in happy time what day is that?" As soon as the word of marriage left Lady Capulets lips Juliet jolted her head toward Lady Capulet in fright. ...read more.


She only wishes the best for Juliet so she suggests that she should try and forget about Romeo and marry Paris exactly as her parents wished. The seriousness on the Nurses face pulls Juliet together; she stops crying and makes a very cleaver decision. One shot of Juliet to make the audience feel that she feels that she is on her own from now on. The Nurse is to tell her mother that she has gone to friar Lawrence for confession and has agreed to willingly marry Paris as of their wishes. The end of scene shot is of Juliet, on her own, stern, with a single tear running down her face. The background lights dim until dark and then Juliet's spotlight does the same. In conclusion, my film version of this scene would be set in the 1990's, in Verona. Some of the language would be altered but most of it remaining. None of the characters would be particularly stunning (looks), I believe that too many modern day love stories are presented with beautiful actors. This film would consist with all of the genres, romance, action, comedy and so on. Particular characters such as the Nurse would appear funny to the audience. The original play by William Shakespeare does include all of the mentioned genres but the audience needs a little help to see it. Rachel Pullinger 1,604 Words ...read more.

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