Directing Act 1 Scene 5 (Romeo & Juliet)

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Romeo and Juliet: Act I Scene V Para 1 Romeo and Juliet is a love tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. The play is about a families feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. They both meet and instantly fell in love at the Capulet Ball (Act 1 Scene 5). The story ends with Romeo and Juliet’s death, however, results in the family feud ending. This is known as a Shakespearian tragedy, because tragedies usually involve separation and death, and this play has a lot to do with that – Romeo and Juliet dying, and Romeo being separated from Juliet as he is banished from Verona. Shakespeare has to consider how to structure the scene very cautiously, since Romeo and Juliet first met in this scene. The structure of this scene would have had an effect on how the rest of the play is portrayed. Para 2 The scene that I’m directing is Act 1 Scene 5 – the scene in which Romeo and Juliet first meet and fall in love. Just after,
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they’ve both fallen deep in love with each other, they find out they’re supposed to be enemies. Another big event is when Tybalt sees Romeo and wants to fight him, but he is stopped by Capulet. I think an important part of the scene, is how Romeo and Juliet’s love contrasts with Tybalt anger and hate in the same scene. When Romeo first sees Juliet, he uses a metaphor when speaking to her ‘“She doth teach the torches to burn bright.” This shows the reader that Juliet’s beauty is far brighter than that of the torches, so she is gorgeous. ...

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This essay shows some understanding of character but is a superficial response that lacks any real depth. If you are going to write about the presentation of characters and how they should be directed on stage then there needs to be more emphasis on this in the essay with links being made to Shakespeare's original stage directions. 3 Stars