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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5

Act 1 scene 5 is one of the critical scenes in the play of Romeo and Juliet; it is when Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and the moment where Romeo falls in love with Juliet. This scene has many contrasts in moods, atmosphere, pitches and tones of characters voices. Act 1 Scene 5 starts […]

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Presenting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to a modern audience

The most obvious barrier is the language used by the great writer, Romeo and Juliet is written in an archaic form of English, a form which most people find very difficult to understand. The first meeting of Romeo and Juliet is very well written. We know instantaneously that they are meant for each other because […]

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‘All are punished’

Several characters contribute to the final tragedy. How does Shakespere present these characters and what other factors might the audience consider when evaluating the cause of the lovers’ deaths? In my opinion I think that the audience are unable to allocate the blame to just one character or party for the deaths of the lovers. […]

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With specific reference to Act 1, Scene 2 and Act 3, Scene 5

With specific reference to Act 1, Scene 2 and Act 3, Scene 5, discuss the presentation of the relationship between Lord Capulet and Juliet and explore the way an audience might respond. Throughout the “Romeo and Juliet” play, the relationship between Lord Capulet and Juliet appears to change dramatically. First Lord Capulet presents an angry […]

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What contribution does this scene make to the play as a whole?

Analyse the different types of dramatic action in Act 1 Scene 5 of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and show how this scene links with other parts of the play. What contribution does this scene make to the play as a whole? In this essay I will be analysing the different types of dramatic action used in […]

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How did the director Baz Luhrmann ensure?

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a popular text used in schools. It appeals to a teenage audience because of the simple plot where ‘A pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives’ Teenagers can relate to Romeo and Juliet because of the conflict between themselves and their parents. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the play uses a […]

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Romeo and Juliet “Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”

Romeo and Juliet is a classic Shakespearean tragedy, based upon the passionate battle of love between the two feuding families. The pair fight to be together, until the death of certain family members separates them and the words: “I can’t live without you” become quite literal. Though their quest for love wasn’t the only source […]

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