Choose three significant scenes during the course of Romeo and Juliet to illustrate Juliet's character - Looking closely at Juliet's words, behaviours and responses indicate how she develops as the play progresses towards its tragic conclusion.
Choose three significant scenes during the course of Romeo and Juliet to illustrate Juliet's character. Looking closely at Juliet's words, behaviours and responses indicate how she develops as the play progresses towards its tragic conclusion. Juliet's character is dramatically portrayed in this play. The two main characters, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague both change and mature over the progress of the play but Juliet changes from what could be seen as 'girl to woman' in just under a week. There is a definite difference in her personality from the meeting of Romeo to her marriage to him. As the play progresses, we see Juliet maturing and developing into an independent young woman, which is quite different from the beginning of the play when Juliet never thought of marriage or of defying her parents and family. In Scene 1 Act 3 Juliet enters the play alongside Lady Capulet and the Nurse, who approach her to talk about a forthcoming marriage that Lady Capulet and her husband have planned. They want her to marry Paris at the age of thirteen, however with Juliet being so young and unsure of herself, and of what marriage entails, she does not really have anything to say on the issue. Before they start to talk about this subject, the Nurse and Lady Capulet talk about Juliet's age, and Shakespeare seems to make sure that the point she is only thirteen stand out among all other
"Consider how and why Shakespeare uses natural images in Sonnet XVIII, "Shall I compare thee..." and act two, scene two, of "Romeo and Juliet".
Response to Shakespeare Coursework "Consider how and why Shakespeare uses natural images in Sonnet XVIII, "Shall I compare thee..." and act two, scene two, of "Romeo and Juliet". In my coursework I am going to analyse two works of Shakespeare, these will be Sonnet XVIII and Romeo and Juliet. Both of these poems show share similarities, the main one being the theme - love. In Sonnet XVIII, a man is talking about a woman, and is trying to find a comparison to her, that will do her beauty justice, whilst Romeo and Juliet follows a love story, between these two characters, it is a romantic play, which ends in tragedy. Another shared feature of both plays is Shakespeare's use of 'Natural Imagery'. This is a technique that is often used by writers, and is a favoured method of writing used by Shakespeare. Natural imagery is used in writing for description and/or comparison. In these two instances, it compares characters and feelings to that of nature. In Shakespeare's era, nature was enjoyed by most people, as it was all around them - it was something that everybody understood, Shakespeare used natural imagery as something that people could relate to - they knew that the Sun was warm, that the night was mystical, and that fire was passionate, therefore if something or someone was compared to one of these, they knew exactly what was meant. Act two, scene two in Romeo and
I am writing to inform you that I have been chosen to play the role of Juliet in the forthcoming 21st century film 'Romeo and Juliet'.
51 Firle Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 8EE 8th April 2003 Dear Mr Sibley, As you are my drama teacher, I am writing to inform you that I have been chosen to play the role of Juliet in the forthcoming 21st century film 'Romeo and Juliet'. I am extremely pleased to have been chosen to play such an important role and I am writing to request some of your professional guidance. I have already thought through how I intend to approach the role in various scenes. However, I am unsure whether my ideas fit Shakespeare's description and actions of Juliet. I would be extremely grateful if you could spare some time to read over my thoughts and point me in the right direction to getting the most out of playing this role. I see Juliet as a lonely, young girl who spends most of her time inside with her closest, if not only friend The Nurse. Juliet is 'yet a stranger to the world' said by Lord Capulet (Juliet's father) and had known none other than to obey her parents. The Nurse brought Juliet up from a small child, as her Biological mother would have nothing to do with it because of her own importance. This meant that whenever Lady Capulet went to speak to her daughter it was for an important reason and it would be a formal conversation with the Nurse in the same room. Whereas The Nurse spoke very openly to Juliet expressing all her thoughts and opinions giving Juliet all the
What role did the Friar Lawrence and the nurse play in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet ?
Romeo And Juliet Coursework QUESTION; What role did the Friar Lawrence and the nurse play in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet ? Romeo and Juliet is a story of two young person who were in love with each other. They fall in love which is the only mistake that they did. They would never know that their love would lead to tragedy. According to my opinion there are three main aspects which effected Romeo's and Juliet's life which are Friar Lawrence, the nurse, and fate. There were brawls going on between families who are Montagues and Capulets. Romeo was a Montague and Juliet was a Capulet. So they can't meet each other in the way that they wanted to. They could only meet secretly. To communicate each other the nurse helped them by carrying messages between them. Basically the nurse act like a messenger. Also W.Sheakspear used him as a comic character so that she can relive the tragedy and make the play move intense. She provides a contrast in type of love which is physical, sexual and bawdy but love between Romeo and Juliet is romantic. Friar Lawrance who is a Catholic Priest is the other chatacter to blame. He was acting as a peacemaker. He was trying to bring peace between families. He was acting like a father to Romeo. One day morning Romeo went up to the Friar and asked him to marry Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence said yes and hoped that it would bring peace between
In Romeo and Juliet the beauty and ardour of young love is seen by Shakespeare as the irradiating glory of sunlight and starlight in a dark work - Discuss the techniques that Shakespeare would have used to capture this dominating image of light.
Romeo And Juliet Essay James Murray 5G In Romeo and Juliet the beauty and ardour of young love is seen by Shakespeare as the irradiating glory of sunlight and starlight in a dark work. Discuss the techniques that Shakespeare would have used to capture this dominating image of light. In the time of Shakespeare, his plays would have been performed during the day, using natural light from the open centre of the theatre. Since there could be no dramatic lighting and there was very little scenery or props, Shakespeare used actors' lines and stage directions to supply the time of day and year, the weather, location and mood of the scenes. Props would also be used for this purpose. For example, if a scene was set during the night, there might be a number of torches on stage to depict darkness. The actors would carry swords ready for fight scenes and the actors playing servants would be seen carrying pots or items of clothing to convey their station. Shakespeare uses costume to tell the audience information. The higher class people would wear expensive formal clothes and the servants would wear much simpler clothes so the audience could distinguish between them. Also the Montagues would have worn different clothes from the Capulets. In many film and television adaptations of the play, members of each of the houses would wear different clothes e.g. the Capulets might wear green
Luhrmann and Zeffirelli use very opposite effects and techniques in each of the Romeo + Juliet films. The contrasts between the Zeffirelli 1968 and the Luhrmann 1997 versions are vast.
Comparison coursework Luhrmann and Zeffirelli use very opposite effects and techniques in each of the Romeo + Juliet films. The contrasts between the Zeffirelli 1968 and the Luhrmann 1997 versions are vast. Even though the directors of each film use different effects and techniques. They both tell the story in their own unique way. Zeffirelli's traditional, English, authentic piece of almost theatre with basic use of lighting, camera and sound. Luhrmann's modern, loud, and emotional gripping piece of film uses a vast variety of lighting, camera and sound to emphasise the piece to the max. Luhrmann's is certainly far more powerful than Zeffirelli's in all aspects. Its use of music creates tension, joy, and emotion. The camera and lighting creates another and I certainly prefer Luhrmann's to Zeffirelli's. The opening scenes of each both include the famous dialogue: "Two families, both alike in dignity. In Fair Verona where we lay our scene..." Luhrmann's repeats the dialogue twice first using a TV news reporter and then using a modern and powerful approach using text to emphasise the meaning of the dialogue fully. The view of Verona and the "Montague" and "Capulet" skyscrapers, determine the rivalry is down to Business empires of the two families. On the other hand, in Zeffirelli's version it uses just the slow, patient narration and has some traditional middle-age music
Write a brief humorous essay on the director’s take of a modern production of a chosen scene in Romeo and Juliet
Write a brief humorous essay on the director's take of a modern production of a chosen scene in Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5 " No, no, no and NO!" I was beginning to get exasperated. The actors I had selected for my production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" were, how should I put it kindly?, dim and untalented. We were rehearsing one of the most important scenes of the play, the scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet. The scene where they fall in love, the whole play revolved around this scene, and this bunch of amateurs was ruining it. " Look Megan," I said to my Juliet, "you have to put some feeling into this, acting is about much more than just reciting the lines. You have to imagine that YOU are Juliet. You are a fourteen-year-old girl being approached by a handsome boy. You have to SHOW the audience that you aren't sure how to react to his advances. Be coy, sweet and innocent. But you also have to be witty. Do you understand, darling?" I felt as if I was talking to a toddler. "I think so," said Megan. "Okay, lets try it one more time. Places everyone! Act 1, scene 5, Action!" I yelled. We tried it again, Megan's tone had improved, but I suspected that she didn't have a clue what any of what she was saying meant, and her movements were awful. Whilst Mark, my Romeo, was actually doing okay. I guess miracles do happen. "Yes that
Romeo and Juliet - In this essay I am going to describe how I want characters to dress and act in Act 2 Scene 5, I will also describe the setting e.g. lighting, stage, objects, etc.
Romeo and Juliet essay In this essay I am going to describe how I want characters to dress and act in Act 2 Scene 5, I will also describe the setting e.g. lighting, stage, objects, etc. I will also briefly go over the story up to Act 2 Scene 5 then I will explain how I want Act 2 Scene 5 to be acted out and what I want the actors to wear. The origin of the feud is not made clear but has no relevance to the events in the play Romeo and Juliet are a pair of star crossed lovers, they are victims of circumstances effected by things beyond their control. Unfortunately the ancient grudge, accidents and misunderstandings lead to their tragedy. This play begins with a confrontation between the servants of the two families. Shakespeare introduces love, anger, vulgarity, crudeness and violence all in Act 1. Shakespeare brings in the prince, who represents the role of justice, and in his speech says it is pointless fighting, it is disrupting social life of the city and he threatens death to anyone who fights again. All the characters appear and the scene is set for the two main characters Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Benvolio speaks of sunlight; secrets and silence, these ideas and images accompany Romeo and Juliet in the play, which Shakespeare uses to create a deliberate mood of love around the lovers. "The shady curtains from Aurora's bed, locks fair daylight out, and
Adarsha Karki 3/4/05 English Pd.4 Nurse's Role Romeo and Juliet a play by William Shakespeare is one of the most famous and loved romantic stories ever. It is a story about two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, whose love was never meant to be. Readers disagree about the characters that are contributors towards the suffering of Romeo and Juliet. One of the most overlooked characters responsible for Romeo and Juliet's suffering is the Nurse. In William Shakespeare's book Romeo and Juliet, The Nurse contributes to the suffering because she acts like a messenger between the two, she keeps their marriage a secret and she advises Juliet to marry Paris, after previously helping her marry Romeo. The Nurse contributes to Romeo and Juliet's suffering because she is a messenger between the two. In Act 2, when the Nurse and Romeo meet in Friar Lawrence's cell and talk about marriage, she tells Romeo," I will tell her, sir, that you do protest. Which, as I take it, is a gentleman like offer." (2.4.174-175). The Nurse is getting the marriage plans from Romeo and tells them to Juliet. If she never acted as their messenger, the two would not have any communication and would not have been able to discuss their marriage plans. The Nurse acting like a messenger, contributed to Romeo and Juliet's death. Another reason the Nurse contributes to Romeo and Juliet's suffering is by keeping Romeo and
Examine the techniques used by Baz Luhrmann in “Romeo + Juliet” to engage, interest and excite the audience.
Examine the techniques used by Baz Luhrmann in "Romeo + Juliet" to engage, interest and excite the audience. The 1996 Baz Luhrmann film, "Romeo and Juliet" begins in complete silence and uses a black establishing shot. This is to grab the attention of the audience in a subtle, yet effective way. The silence intrigues the viewer, as it is unusual in a film to have such pauses, It is a great for atmosphere or tension. A television is then shown in the centre of the screen. The television is relatively old and has disruption. The television produces the impression that the film is in a new or in a modern style and therefore interests the viewer. This contradiction of old and new is interesting and tends to allow the film to be interesting for both young and old. After a matter of seconds the television is as if by magic switched on and a woman appears on the screen. The woman on the television screen is in a news report; this television broadcast is used to engage a modern audience. The woman is reading the prologue of the original play. The camera gradually zooms toward the television to create dramatic tension or a climax. When the woman is drawing to the close of her broadcast the camera zooms at an incredible speed as if going through the television screen and into the city of Verona, it then zooms through Verona to finish with a mid shot of a large skyscraper in the