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Act 2 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Act 2 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's 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. 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 makes himself an artificial night".

Real love "locks daylight out" represents the eternal darkness of the

tomb. Montague's speech serves to set their love story against the

backdrop of superstition, great legends and irresistible power of

fate. Romeo's speeches mix love with hate, it is confused speeches

showing images of chaos, where life is seen as death and death is seen

as light. "O brawling love, O brawling hate".

Mercutio's long speech about dreams in Act one Scene four eases the

tension before Romeo and Juliet meet.