During Elizabethan times love was very powerful and was also exaggerated. This is a very good way to take advantage and make things more dramatic than they actually are. This is how Shakespeare makes the play exciting and dramatic for the audience. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1595 when he was only 31. He wrote the play for Queen Elizabeth the 1st, the play also appealed to a wider audience at that time.
Romeo and Juliet is such a renowned and memorable play that they very names are still used today to describe a man or women who are madly in love. Shakespeare maximises the dramatic affect by using a prologue as a powerful message to attract the attention of the audience. The prologue is so important that in a modern version of Romeo and Juliet called 'Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet' it is played three times. Once by the news reporter, then on signs across Verona, then in flashing text on the screen. The prologue takes the form of a sonnet a sonnet is usually fourteen lines long and is a love poem because the prologue is in the form of a sonnet the audience know that the play is going to have aspects of love in it.
Perceptions of Love in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Bearing in mind that 'Romeo and Juliet´ is one of the most famous love stories ever written, examine Shakespeare´s presentation of 'love´ referring closely to the language used by different characters. The play 'Romeo and Juliet´ presents true love in the form of 'star-crossed lovers´ and just as their love is depicted as eternal, the play itself has endured for years. There have been many adaptations of the play in the forms of books, films, ballets and plays. Several books have been loosely based on the story, involving young lovers of different religion or different race who are not permitted to be together. These are always very popular because people want to find true love.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play based mainly around the theme of love. This theme is good for building a play around because if there is love then you can have hate to contrast it, and many other emotions can be brought in. Love also makes the story interesting to an audience of Shakespeare's time; also to audiences of more modern times as people are still enjoying his work to this day. This shows his ability as a playwright was very good. Love is particularly important in this play though as it runs all the way through; this allows many different aspects of love to be explored such as, the relationship between Romeo and Juliet which is an exciting new love relationship.
This play is still popular today as it has many good atmosphere changes: from the comedy to the action and the romance and betray. Also many directors have made this play into new and exciting versions. Act 3 scene 1 is significant because as in many of Shakespeare’s plays this is the climax of the play. Acts before this showed the fighting and the feuding between the family and the romance building with Juliet and the wedding. In this scene two of the main characters die in a violent way.
The Dramatic Significance of Act III Scene I of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is one of the best 'Tragic Love' plays ever written in the opinion of many. But others do not see this play for all that it is; a dramatic impacted script, based on two star-crossed lovers who were passionate about each other in the Elizabethan era. The plays' biggest role is fate, which helps to explain the star-crossed love aspect. The whole play is based in a week of typical lives of the Elizabethans. Shakespeare turned this subject from nothing special, to something spectacular.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is considered to be the greatest love story of all time. It has stood the test of time and many of the readers to this day relate to the young couples romantic story. Due to the way Shakespeare spun the story many readers seem to get hooked to the tale before the end of act 1. Some of the themes seen throughout the story that readers usually relate to are love conquers all, the individual against society, and passion causes violence at times. Many people relate to the romantic tale of Romeo and Juliet.
It is sentimental and exaggerated because Shakespeare wanted to make his message across, to the audience at a very short space of time. It got to be extreme so it is well understood, and to prove that the two young lovers are very devoted with each other, his way of directing have surely got the audiences full attention. Shakespeare uses different types of language techniques to show the lover's feelings by using metaphor, imagery, rhyme, alliteration and repetition. "It is the east and Juliet is the sun" He used metaphor to describe how Romeo loves Juliet.
It is a story of two star-crossed young lovers, whose families are engaged in a bitter feud. Romeo and Juliet is a story of young love and the obstacles two young people come across. This story is also an exploration of the willfulness of passion and the passionate nature of willfulness (Bloom, 2010). Such tragedy as Romeo and Juliet is world-famous and it is still performed on stage and in films. Besides, the Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has been adapted for radio, television, opera, ballet, novels and other media many times (Naden, 2009).
There is also lots of emotion displayed by the characters, like Romeo's depression and love-sickness while pining for Rosaline in the opening scene. Shakespeare creates an intriguing opening act that grabs the audience's attention and keeps it well into the next acts.