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To write the directors notes on act 1 scene 5. Explain the atmosphere you wish to convey to the audience in this scene. Explain to the actors playing Romeo and Juliet how you expect them to interpret their roles,

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David Green 7/2/02 To write the directors notes on act 1 scene 5. Explain the atmosphere you wish to convey to the audience in this scene. Explain to the actors playing Romeo and Juliet how you expect them to interpret their roles, especially in the scene but also in other parts of the play. As we start the party there is a lot of rush. The servants are not ready for the party to start but it all ready has. The first line of act one, scene five is. "Where's Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He shift a trencher! He scraped a trencher!" There's a huge rush as the party starts. The quote' implies that the servants don't know what is going on, and looking for people that didn't remove the dishes. The party moves on as Romeo arrives. Capulet welcomes Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio, but does he know that they are Montagues? In the text Capulet said, "welcome gentlemen!" Three times to Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio. Capulet it would seem doesn't know that his guests that he is welcoming are Montagues or does he? Capulet and Second Capulet talk of how long it has been since they have danced with each other. ...read more.


There is still a lot of imagery "Have not saint lips, and holy palmers too?" All there is all imagery using examples to show what he is doing or trying do. "Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer." There is use of praying as Romeo's and Juliet's hands touch. "O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do! They pray: grant thou, last faith turn to despair." Romeo asks to kiss Juliet but says it in a different way to just coming out and saying it. "Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake." She slowly pulls away and resists him. "Then move not, while my prayers' effect I take." This is the big part of the scene; this is where Romeo kisses Juliet. "Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg'd." This is a hint to the end of the play. "Then have my lips the sin that they have took." She has also taken the sin. The hint to the end of the play. "Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg'd! Give me my sin again." Romeo wants another kiss. But. "You kiss by the book." ...read more.


Capulet should talk in a calm but demanding way. Capulets mood is laid back and calm. Nurse, the nurse is the messenger between Romeo and Juliet and is a bit of a talkative person. The nurse says five lines, "her mother is the lady of the house..." after a simple question from Romeo. The nurse should talk in a quick and fast. The nurse's mood happy and overwhelmed bout the party. Tybalt, is a strong always ready for any thing and is the nephew to Capulet. He doesn't have a big part in the scene apart from the madness of finding a Montague at his family's party. "It fits when such villain is a guest." He should talk strong and be intrigued by what people have to say. Tybalt is very augury in this scene. Imagery is used a lot in this play mostly in this scene; the love sonnet is all imagery. The prayers hand is showing how their hands touch. The sin of their lips shows and implies how their lives will end up, as their love progresses. This scene should leave the audience guessing what is going to happen if they pick up on the imagery. This is a change from the first scenes, the first scene are hate and depression this will bring the audience to a climax as they wait to find out what happens next... ...read more.

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