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To write the directors notes on act 1 scene 5. Explain the atmosphere you wish to convey to the audience in this scene. Explain to the actors playing Romeo and Juliet how you expect them to interpret their roles, especially in the scene but also in other parts of the play.
As we start the party there is a lot of rush. The servants are not ready for the party to start but it all ready has. The first line of act one, scene five is. “Where’s Potpan, that he helps not to take away? He shift a trencher! He scraped a trencher!” There’s a huge rush as the party starts. The quote’ implies that the servants don’t know what is going on, and looking for people that didn’t remove the dishes.
The party moves on as Romeo arrives. Capulet welcomes Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio, but does he know that they are Montagues? In the text Capulet said, “welcome gentlemen!” Three times to Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio. Capulet it would seem doesn’t know that his guests that he is welcoming are Montagues or does he?
Capulet and Second Capulet talk of how long it has been since they have danced with each other. “‘Tis not so much, ’tis not so much: ’tis since the nuptial of Lucentio.
” “Some five and twenty years.” The two Capulets have not danced with each other in 25years or more. They talk of old times.
Romeo first lays eyes on Juliet. “What lady is that which doth enrich the hand Of younder night.” Romeo has just saw Juliet and he just has to speak his mind. There is a lot of imagery in this part of the play, “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” This implies that she stands out in a crowd.
Tybalt hears Romeo speak and knows that it is Romeo and goes to his Uncle, Capulet, and tells him, “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe.” Capulet is calm about Romeo at his party and don’t mind. “Young Romeo, is it.” “Let him alone.” He tells him to leave Romeo alone and has been told many good things about him, this is proven by the quote, “Verona brags of him.” So Capulet lets Romeo stay.
Tybalt is very raged by this and threatens Romeo, “Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall.” This is implying that Romeo is lucky now but after time he wont be so lucky. But Romeo doesn’t hear this and turns to look at Juliet.
This is the biggest part of the play the love sonnet between Romeo and Juliet.
“If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with tender kiss.”
Romeo wants to kiss Juliet. He uses a lot of imagery Juliet replies with.
“Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.”
Juliet is asking for him to kiss her but will he or not? There is still a lot of imagery
“Have not saint lips, and holy palmers too?”
All there is all imagery using examples to show what he is doing or trying do.
“Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.”
There is use of praying as Romeo’s and Juliet’s hands touch.
“O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do! They pray: grant thou, last faith turn to despair.”
Romeo asks to kiss Juliet but says it in a different way to just coming out and saying it.
“Saints do not move, though grant for prayers’ sake.”
She slowly pulls away and resists him.
“Then move not, while my prayers’ effect I take.”
This is the big part of the scene; this is where Romeo kisses Juliet.
“Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purg’d.”
This is a hint to the end of the play.
“Then have my lips the sin that they have took.”
She has also taken the sin. The hint to the end of the play.
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d! Give me my sin again.”
Romeo wants another kiss. But.
“You kiss by the book.”
Implies that Romeo is a good kiss. Then the nurse buts in.
“Madam, your mother craves a word with you.” The nurse interrupts the biggest part of the play and breaks the whole conversation up. From here the two lovers are parted from one another.
Romeo is wondering just who Juliet is, and asks the nurse “What is her mother?” Romeo is distraught to find out that “Her mother is the lady of the house.” That line is enough to turn Romeo away but he has fallen for her, he loves her!
Juliet also does this to find out who Romeo is. She asks the nurse who some of the people on the dance floor are trying not to look too interested in Romeo, “Go, ask his name.” When Juliet finds out he is a Montague she says, “my only love sprung from my only hate!” Juliet loves Romeo but she and her family hate the name of any Montague. Juliet and the nurse leave the party.
There are many characters in act one scene five, but there are only a couple of main characters. The main characters are Romeo and Juliet, Capulet, the Nurse, Tybalt and Benvolio. The way they act and should feel towards one another are as follows.
Romeo and Juliet, the lovers of the scene and the main characters of this scene. Their love as show in the scene was unexplainable from the first time they sore each other, “what lady’s that which doth enrich the hand of yonder knight.” Romeo and Juliet should speak to each other in a passionate way. The mood these two will feel in this scene is love between each other.
Capulet, is the calm and doesn’t want to cause a scene at his own party when he finds out Romeo is there. “Young Romeo is it.” “Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone.” He likes Romeo. This man is strong headed and knows what he wants. Capulet should talk in a calm but demanding way. Capulets mood is laid back and calm.
Nurse, the nurse is the messenger between Romeo and Juliet and is a bit of a talkative person. The nurse says five lines, “her mother is the lady of the house…” after a simple question from Romeo. The nurse should talk in a quick and fast. The nurse’s mood happy and overwhelmed bout the party.
Tybalt, is a strong always ready for any thing and is the nephew to Capulet. He doesn’t have a big part in the scene apart from the madness of finding a Montague at his family’s party. “It fits when such villain is a guest.” He should talk strong and be intrigued by what people have to say. Tybalt is very augury in this scene.
Imagery is used a lot in this play mostly in this scene; the love sonnet is all imagery. The prayers hand is showing how their hands touch. The sin of their lips shows and implies how their lives will end up, as their love progresses.
This scene should leave the audience guessing what is going to happen if they pick up on the imagery. This is a change from the first scenes, the first scene are hate and depression this will bring the audience to a climax as they wait to find out what happens next.