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William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Coursekwork

Where to set the play

In act one scene five I will set the play in the Old South period
around about the 1850‘s. At this time there was a great conflict
between the Yankees (north) and the Confederates (south) about
abolishing slavery. The reason for this is because there is a great
link with Romeo and Juliet and because of the long rivalry between
the Capulets and the Montague’s. So if I were to set the play in this
period as a director I would have the main feature or aspect the type
of house that is seen in the Old South. This house would be a gigantic
mansion built by a French architect. The main features that stand out
most in the exterior ...view middle of the document...

I would
place the God of love at the top of the stares and the god of evil at
the bottom. The reason why I have chosen these objects is because I
can symbolise love and hatred towards the Capulet’s and Montagues i.e.
The statue of Mars symbolising the Capulet’s because they have people
like Tybalt who are evil and the statue of Venus to symbolise the
Montagues. The reason for this is because good will always overcome
evil. The way Shakespeare shows this idea in his play is when Tybalt
was having a duel with Mercutio but in the end Tybalt stabs him and
Mercutio falls to his death. When Romeo finds out he rushes to hunt
Tybalt down but not knowing what his actions will result in. Once
Romeo finds Tybalt they immediately get into a fight, but Romeo is so
angry about Mercutio’s death that he pulls out his sword and stabs
Tybalt, at this point in the play is were good over comes evil.

And finally in act one scene five there is one particular point in the
play were Romeo walks into the ball room and Tybalt sees him, Tybalt
gets very agitated and annoyed about Romeos presents and wants to be
violent with his emotions but luckily Lord Capulet stops him because
he does not want to ruin the party. At this scene I want there to be a
family crest of the Capulet‘s because when Romeo walks in I want him
to see the crest and looked worried and then I want the audience to
realise that he is not wanted there for obvious reasons.

Costumes

Tybalt

The type of costume that I want Tybalt to wear is a smart and very
formal tuxedo. The reason, why I have chosen this form of dress is
because I want him to look like he is displaying an intimidating and
awesome exterior so that no one would dare oppose or challenge him. I
would also want him to wear a red shirt underneath his tuxedo, to show
the idea of him killing people and foreshadowing, later in the play
when Romeo stabs him, the red this symbolising Tybalt’s blood. I also
want him to wear a blue tie, with blue cufflinks, to also show
symbolism, of death within the play. The reason for this is because
near the end of the play as stated earlier on in this section Romeo
and Tybalt have a fight because of

Mercutio’s death Romeo is furious so stabs Tybalt and he dies. When
Tybalt dies all of a sudden it starts raining and there is a big
thunder storm, this is the reason why I want Tybalt to wear a blue tie
with blue cufflinks to show this type of symbolism within the play.

Romeo

The type of costume that I would like Romeo to wear would be a knight
in armour, but obviously this would be to heavy for the actor to wear
so instead of it being full metal it will be plastic instead. After
all, this is a party and he will be moving around a lot. The reason
why I have chosen this form of dress is because a knight if asked to
will always look out for the well being of and protect the lady he is
looking after.

Lord capulate

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