The scene does this through a measured introduction of characters that always gives the audience time to assimilate who a particular character is, their personality, and their relationships to other characters.
At times she was angry, like many others in the production, but this was balanced with episodes of self-doubt, and moments of true tenderness.
In a script written by a struggling storyteller, one could imagine the brawl that opens Romeo and Juliet being the climax of act one.
That becomes the lead in for Lady Capulet to broach her parents desire she consider marrying Paris. The men were dressed in tuxedos with lavish capes, while the ladies were dressed in a wide array of Spanish looking dresses of black, white, and red. The hatred of the Montagues and Capulets.
Shakespeare can do what most inexperienced writers would be loathe to do -- give away his ending -- because what makes his story satisfying is a separate issue from the mechanical working out of its plot. Shakespeare is both a master of the moment, the scene, the act, the story.
How can he get away with this? Though Shakespeare does reference violence, death, and sadness throughout the entirety of this play, he originally listed it as a comedy. Scene Two The Senior Capulet enters, mentioning the ban on any further fighting and that it should be easy to uphold.
Fortunately, three key actors saved the play from utter failure. It comes out that Romeo has been shedding tears and avoiding his kinsmen, but why is unclear.
It has intermittent fizz but never feels urgent or perilous. The fate of what will befall the next person to disturb the peace.
Romeo kisses Juliet, then again. The elder Capulet orders Tybalt to stand aside, and even praises Romeo. This speaks to that issue of drama being not only the anticipation of action, but the feelings and thoughts that anticipation arouses.
Shining through as the obvious star of the show, Juliet, played by Annika Boras, stole the hearts of the audience with her vibrant and balanced portrayal of a young girl torn between her family, her love, and her growing sense of self.
When she is agitated she gets hiccups.
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. Again, an act that will come back to haunt him. It comes out quite quickly that Romeo is lovesick.
The storyteller has brought the audience to this height of feeling by potently and directly putting into play the elements of the story.
But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strength to make it fly. Romeo answers, defending Rosaline, "One fairer than my love? When Romeo is introduced, he is already lovesick, and very poetic and direct about it. The props were simple and sparse, and only the lighting, which varied from chandeliers to a bright spotlight from stage right, was intricate and significant.
From the time he killed Tybalt Marc Aden GraySolis seemed to lose his personality and became oddly zombie-like in his lack of both vocal and physical expression. This speaks again to that issue of trust that develops between a writer like Shakespeare and his audience, because one trust Shakespeare to move the story forward dramatically.
It is as if the great author intended for there to be a dichotomy between love and hate, life and death, and comedy and tragedy. It is not delayed, nor does it happen off stage. He presents passionate, feeling characters in full flower, not as seeds set to bloom late in the fall.
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Those who didn’t snooze through high school English know the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet, two lovers divided by injustice, prejudice, and their violent, warring families.
Despite the obvious dismal overtones of the play, it is often referred to as “the greatest love story ever told,” or.Download