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The play Romeo and Juliet was written by a famous play write called William Shakespeare

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The play Romeo and Juliet was written by a famous play write called William Shakespeare (1564-1616). He wrote many plays including MacBeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It but Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular tragedies. This is a play about two people in love brought together by hatred. The way William Shakespeare's plays were performed is unusual to today's standard but very usual in the 16th century. Young boys not women performed the parts of women in these plays. Women were not allowed to act on stage. Shakespeare's plays were performed at the Globe Theatre or the Black Fairs Theatre. Some times though they would get a special presentation at the courts of Queen Elizabeth 1st and King James 1st. The Montague's and Capulets are two rivalry families. They are involved in a family feud that goes back years before any of the members were born. Yet the feud still continues due to the fact that neither family is ready to forgive and forget the past. Even the townspeople are involved because the families do not keep the feud in the privacy of their own home but have been seen fighting in the public streets and displaying violence. ...read more.

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Her mother thinks she is upset because of the death of her cousin Tybalt plus Juliet is already married to Romeo. Maybe Lady Capulet feels let down by Juliet, as they have already told Paris the answer will be a yes. Lord Capulet in this scene is quite different he is a lot angrier and is violet (In this time though arranged marriages were common). "I tell thee what: get thee to church a, or never look me in the face". Juliet reacts to this by just crying. When the nurse tries to stick up for Juliet lord Capulet "Hold your tongue" This just means shut up and tells her to go. He obviously means he will have nothing more to do with her if she doesn't marry Paris. The nurse in this scene is a bit unsure what to do, she can either help Juliet. She chooses to help Juliet but really gets told by Lord Capulet to disappear and stay out. In the Zephereilli version at the start of the play it starts with a brawl but uses swords instead of guns in the Luhrman version. ...read more.

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In the play my favourite character was Romeo because he's a man that knows what he wants and fights for what he loves. My favourite line in act 3 scene 5 was, " Farewell, farewell! One kiss, and I'll descend". I like this line because it makes me laugh and shows the love Romeo has for Juliet, as he won't leave without a kiss from his loved one. There is more to love than lust. Or you could say that Romeo and Juliet did not take the time to get to know each other and form a deep intimate relationship. They rushed into their relationship. It may have really been true love that was mutually felt by both of them though. Even though this is a well-known play if I had my choice I would read it again because you have to re-read what you read to understand it fully. My favourite character was Romeo because he shows what love really means. My favourite scene is the balcony scene because here it shows how each one loves one another. Overall, it was a good play to read and direct myself. ...read more.

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