“Now I must away with a pretty heart, Remember my dud words while we’re apart”   Scene 1, Act 1 Setting: The Maxwell nightclub, New York City. FRANCESCO and GREGORIO, members of the De La Cruz street mob enter the Maxwell nightclub carrying knives and firearms. FRANCESCO Gregorio, I tell you, I’m ready […]

LADY CAPULET and the NURSE enter. LADY CAPULET Nurse, where’s my daughter? Tell her to come to me. I must speak with her. NURSE I swear to you by my virginity at age twelve, I already told her to see you. Come on! Where is Juliet? What is she doing? Why here she is now! […]

How does Baz Luhrmann keep the spirit of Shakespearian theatre alive in his interpretation of Romeo and Juliet?   Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo + Juliet, posses an extensive range of techniques to communicate the spirit of Elizabethan theatre in contemporary society. Modern elements include contemporary slang and soundtrack, modernized aspects of fate, language […]

Dialogue: Baz Luhrmann kept the Shakespearian theatre alive in his interpretation by using the original Romeo and Juliet script in a modern-day version of the setting Fate: Baz Luhrmann uses the idea of fate in his interpretation by Religion: There are many references to religion in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Tybalt are seen with […]

JULIET Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face, Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek For that which thou hast heard me speak tonight. Fain would I dwell on form. Fain, fain deny What I have spoke. But farewell compliment! Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say “ay,” And […]

William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet opens with the prologue which explains the entire play which basically explains that the play is set in the beautiful Italian city of Verona, an ancient feud between two families of the same social standard erupts into new violence, and the inhabitants of the city get their hands stained […]

Romeo and Juliet project planning A:  CHOSEN FIELDS: WRITE: Semantic field, Scene summary Semantic field Ideas: Shakespeare uses many pieces of figurative language in his plays, he uses metaphors to construct semantic fields in Romeo and Juliet, making it seem that the characters are directed by fate. Language Devices Personification: In Lines 96 and 103 […]

How does Shakespeare communicate his ideas in fate in Romeo and Juliet?  In the Elizabethan times, more people thought that their fate was controlled by God Something determined by God: Romeo is outside of the Capulet house and he talks about his dream, using a capital “H” which means that he is referring to God. He […]

fourteen lines OPTIONS CHORUS Now old desire doth in his deathbed lie, And young affection gapes to be his heir. That fair for which love groaned for and would die With tender Juliet matched, is now not fair. Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, Alike bewitchèd by the charm of looks, But to his […]

Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scene 3 Scene Summary Characters: Paris, Romeo, Balthasar, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Watchmen, Captain of the watch, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Prince, Montague, Page Time: Friday night Location: Churchyard in Verona, Capulet tomb Scene Summary: On Friday night the Capulet tomb has visitors – the County Paris and his Page, Paris has […]