Directing Romeo Essays

  • Directing Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing Romeo and Juliet In this assignment I will be directing act 3 scene one lines 35-136 of the tragic play Romeo and Juliet I intend to use lighting, music, tone, and facial expression to affect the audiences emotions. Introduction ============ In this assignment I will be directing act 3 scene one lines 35-136 of the tragic play Romeo and Juliet I intend to use lighting, music, tone, and facial expression to affect the audiences emotions. I have chosen to use theatre rather

  • Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing Romeo and Juliet Being a director in a production such as Romeo and Juliet is no easy task, and I enter into this paper with that in mind. My goals are to be creative, and do things differently from the many versions of the play we have viewed in class.      Each of those directors took the original text, written by William Shakespeare, and turned it into a unique version of their own; unique in the sense that they changed the tragedy by taking out lines, conversation or even entire scenes

  • Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    respond to the argument. This play Romeo and Juliet is set in the Elizabethan times, when Shakespeare was writing and producing plays. This particular play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, is set in Verona, Italy. It is here; we meet the wealthy families of Capulet and Montague families. These two particular families have been feuding for generations upon generations. The Capulet family holds a masquerade party, where all are welcome except the Montague family. Romeo attends uninvited, and it is here

  • Directing a Scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing a Scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ In this essay I will imagine that I am directing a scene from Romeo and Juliet. I will be discussing how I would stage this scene in both modern and Shakespearean times. Throughout the play there are strong scenes of violence between the two warring families (the Capulets and the Montagues) and the scene I have chosen to base my essay on is a prime example of this. The scene I have chosen to discuss is act three scene one. This is an extremely

  • Directing the Party Scene of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing the Party Scene of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Throughout the scene there are social, historic and cultural influences. The social side of the scene is the party where there is a certain code of behaviour. Social etiquette dictated that the male would address the woman in a polite and civil way because there were at a masked party, which at that time was seen as socially acceptable. The historical

  • Directing a Scene From William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing a Scene From William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the history of the English language. He was born in the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. He wrote some of the most well known plays of which one of these is Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in Verona, Italy, and the main characters are, Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt and Mercutio. The story is about Rome and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers from two feuding families, the Montague

  • Baz Luhrmann's Problems While Directing Romeo and Juliet

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    Baz Luhrmann's Problems While Directing Romeo and Juliet The problem that faced Baz Luhrmann when he was directing the new version of Romeo and Juliet was that he didn´t know whether there would be an audience for Shakespearean stories in a modern culture. So Luhrmann didn´t make this film with the old-fashioned, Shakespeare "purist" in mind. Instead, by using lively, modern images (swimming pool etc.) with a

  • Directing Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2

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    Directing Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 I am going to direct act 2 scene 2 from the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. The scene is also known as the balcony scene. During this scene Romeo is looking up at Juliet on the balcony talking about love. The scene is going to be set in as historical environment the 16th century in Verona. Therefore the costumes shall also reflect this era. Juliet will be in her in nightdress (1) and Romeo will be in a party costume (2). This

  • Comparing Baz Luhrman and Zefferelli's Directing styles of Romeo and Juliet

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    Luhrman and Zefferelli's Directing styles of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1598, and since this time the play has been modified to suit many different directors styles and their interpretations of Shakespeares work. In the different versions of Romeo and Juliet that we saw there were 4 main contexts for us the viewer. The first context is n 1998 Baz Luhrman produced the film to appeal to a modern audience, but Zeferelli made his version of Romeo and Juliet in 1960 which

  • Directing Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I will be directing act 3 scene 1 in the illustrious "Romeo and Juliet" written by Shakespeare. This segment of Romeo and Juliet will be intended for a contemporary

  • Directing Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In order to present Act 1 Scene 5 on stage I will divide this scene into seven sections and discuss the setting of the stage, costume of the characters, the movement of the actors on stage and the overall impact of these on the audience. In this scene Capulet welcomes his guests to the ball and encourages them to dance. Some of the ladies are a bit shy and Capulet teases them that if they don't dance people will think

  • Directing Act 3, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing Act 3, Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" Act 3 Scene 5 is a crucial part of the play. It is the scene in which we see Juliet abandoned by all of her allies: Romeo, her parents and, to a certain extent, her nurse. It is also a scene where many of the themes of the whole play, such as fate, marriage, individual freedom and day and night, are developed. The scene is hectic and contains numerous exits and entrances. It sets the

  • Directing My Own Version of Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Directing My Own Version of Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I will be instructing from the point of the director. I will be directing my own version on Act1 Scene 5 from Shakespeare's famous tragedy. The performance will be held in a theatre and must be accessible to the audience, at the same time showing my originality in setting the scene. Act 1 Scene 5 is an extremely important scene in the play; Romeo and Juliet first meet in this scene. In this

  • Casablanca

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    CASABLANCA Throughout history, the film industry has seen many directing styles and techniques. The early part of the 20th century saw a factory style of film production, but as the years went by, director's began to employ new and untried techniques in their pictures. One such technique which these director's implemented was a new approach to the use of the camera and camera angles. "Casablanca," an Academy Award winning film of 1942 saw director Michael Curtiz manipulate the camera in ways others

  • Romeo and Juliet - The Movie

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    Romeo and Juliet - The Movie The new release of Romeo and Juliet  is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare's work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers.  There is something for everyone in this movie.  A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action.  From the beginning the audience is told," buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet  ride is going to be like no other Shakespeare you've

  • Fates Role in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Fate’s Role in “Romeo and Juliet” In William Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, fate plays one of the largest roles in the plot. In order to understand how fate plays a role it is important to examine how the story begins, when Romeo meets Juliet, and when Romeo fights Tybalt after Tybalt kills Mercutio. One reason why fate plays a big role is that the play begins by hinting that Romeo and Juliet will be affected by fate. The chorus begins the play by giving the general idea

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare in Love

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    Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. In this essay I would like to discuss the play and movie, "Romeo and Juliet", and also the movie, Shakespeare in Love. The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is set in the fictional city of Verona. Within the city lives two families, The Capulets and the Montegues, who have been feuding for generations. One night there is a celebration held at the house of the Capulet's. At the party the only son of the Montegues, Romeo, and the daughter of the

  • The Value of Sex in Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure

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    Renaissance England often treats female sex and virginity as a commodity. Shakespeare recognizes this belief system in Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's virginity acts as a commodity. However, it is not her commodity; rather, it belongs to her father. Capulet uses it as a bartering tool. In act three, scene four, he makes a marriage agreement with Paris. He says, "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender / Of my child's love. I think she will be ruled

  • Juliet's Feelings in Act 3 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Juliet's Feelings in Act 3 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The act and scene we are analysing is a very important one. This is because of the way Juliet reacts towards the events that face her in this part of the story. This scene is the ultimate example to tell us how Juliet thinks, feels and reacts towards Romeo. Not only is it one of the most interesting parts of the story but it is the most exciting scene, truly we can explore how and why Juliet reacts in the ways

  • The Phenomenon of Love at First Sight in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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    The Phenomenon of Love at First Sight in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare One of the first things that make reader believe in love at first sight is the way Shakespeare created two characters who should of hated each other in the form of Romeo and Juliet but who instantly fell in love the moment they first saw each other. This shows the reader that even though they were from feuding families and were each others enemies love at first sight was in itself was a real enough force to