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William Shakespeare's " Romeo and Juliet" Direct for the theatre an identified scene from the play:

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Ben Johnson 10D January 29th 2003 Ridgewood School G.C.S.E. Assignment NE3 Pre 20th Century Drama (B) William Shakespeare's " Romeo and Juliet" Direct for the theatre an identified scene from the play: Act 3 Scene 5 (65-203) This scene is set in the house of Capulet in Juliet's bedroom. Romeo has just left for Mantua where he has been banished because of killing Tybalt. This is the reason for Juliet being upset. When Lady Capulet is waking Juliet up, I would have the lighting very low so that you can just see Juliet, to show that it is the morning. I would have Juliet in a long white nightgown and Lady Capulet would be wearing a very smart and formal dress - richly embroidered - to reflect her wealth. Juliet would be in her bed, with all the bedclothes in a tangle. There would be very little furniture; a dressing table in the far corner and a small table with a bowl and jug on it next to the bed. I would have Lady Capulet talking from the back, right hand corner of the stage. Juliet in a quiet voice would say "who is't that calls? It is my lady mother." When saying this line, Juliet would be talking to the audience and she would have her hands on her heart. ...read more.


Then the music suddenly stops and a bright spot light is shone onto Lady Capulet and she says "marry, my child, early next Thursday morn the gallant young and noble gentleman, The Country Paris, at Saint Peter's Church, shall happily make thee there a joyful bride". When Juliet hears "marry" she runs her hands through her hair and then walks along the front of the stage, walking backwards and forwards as she is shouting to her mother "he won't make me a happy bride there!" Juliet is breathing heavily, this is because she is very scared. Lady Capulet holds her hand over her mouth in shock and disgrace at Juliet. Juliet is in total shock at what is happening. Juliet will say slowly and charmingly, " pray you tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet." Juliet will be in the middle of the stage and on her knees; she will be facing the audience with a spotlight on her. Juliet lets out her love about Romeo by saying "I will not marry yet. And when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo". Lady Capulet is in shock and is disgusted with Juliet and stands at the other side of the stage opposite her. ...read more.


The nurse tries to help and calm Capulet down but it is not working. Capulet replies saying, "Hold your tongue", he points his finger at the nurse. Then Capulet says, "O God 'i` good e'en!", here Capulet points towards the door to imply for the nurse to leave but it is quite hard for the nurse to do this because she has nursed Juliet since she was a baby and thinks of Juliet as her own child. Then the nurse says, "May not one speak?" and then storms loudly off stage. At this point Capulet has let Juliet go and Juliet is in shock. Capulet says, "Having provided a gentleman of noble parentage," at this point Capulet is mocking Juliet. Capulet is walking up and down the stage in such a rage. He is shouting and stamping his feet as he walks. When Capulet finishes his lines he storms off stage shouting, "I'll not be forsworn". As he goes he knocks off all of Juliet's belongings, which are on her dressing table. Juliet then turns to her mother who is crying and now sat on the bed. Juliet is also still crying but not as much now her father has left. She then goes and sits next to her mother; at this point there is no sound - it is silent. Juliet begs her mother to, "Delay this marriage", but her mother has none of it and storms out. ...read more.

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