How I would stage Act 3 Scene 1 Lines 33-86

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Act 3 Scene 1

Lines 33-86

Ice Hockey Match

Friday 26th March 2010

Team Capulet have black jerseys to represent evil and ruthlessness. Team Montague have white jerseys to indicate innocence. Romeo wears the usual referee uniform. (black and white stripes). This shows that he is trying to bring the teams together.

When Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting the room seems to get colder. Spectators are shocked at the violence of the fight. Ice hockey fights are not uncommon, but none have escalated to this amount of violence. When Mercutio is killed there is a horrified gasp and then the lights turn off.

In the first line (By my head, here come team Capulet.) Bonvolio speaks in a panicked voice. He feels intimidated by team Capulet as they are a fierce team who play rough. Bonvolio does not say this line very loudly but he directs it at Mercutio and the rest of the team.

In the next line (By my heel, I don’t care.), Mercutio is sighing. He acknowledges them, but he really doesn’t want to play against them. He is not intimidated by them either, unlike Bonvolio.

In line 73 Tybalt says (What wouldst thou have with me?). He delivers this line being really confident in himself. He believes that Mercutio is not a threat and could be beat down easily. Tybalt has a history of fighting and is known for starting fights. This shows that Tybalt is always up for a fight.

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BENVOLIO       By my head, here come team Capulet.

MERCUTIO      By my heel, I don’t care.

Enter TYBALT and others

TYBALT            skate by me close, for I will speak to them.
                           Gentlemen, good den: a word with one of you.

MERCUTIO       And but one word with one of us? Couple it with
                            something; make it a word and a blow.

TYBALT              You shall ...

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