Meeting of Romeo & Juliet.
This scene provides one of the key parts to the play, the meeting between the soon to be lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This meeting is between lines 92-105 and uses a poem within a play, in the form of a sonnet, to show the instant love between Romeo and Juliet.
This passage could be preformed in many different ways. I think that it would be best to have Romeo and Juliet standing, in the middle of the stage with round circles of dancers slowly dancing around them. The music will be soft, slow and fairly quiet, and the lights will be focused on the lovers. This will contribute to a calm romantic mood, for the lovers’ sonnet. They would be slowly moving about in different directions, but not too much. When the nurse bursts in to get Juliet, the action will speed up. Music will get faster and louder, and other coloured bright lights will shine all over the stage the dancers will move more, and faster, and Romeo and Juliet will part. I feel that this would be most effective preformed on an “in the round” theatre stage.
Shakespeare has chosen the perfect form, a sonnet, for this scene. This is because a sonnet is traditionally used as an expression of love, which instantly shows to us that this is a scene between true lovers, so that whatever is said there is really a lot of love between these characters.
The sonnet form also helps the author create a romantic atmosphere between characters. It does this by creating a clear rhyming pattern allowing the poem to flow evenly from line to line. This is effective as it helps us to establish a bond between the characters. This helps with the romance as it allows us to see that instantly, even though they have only met now for the first time, that there is a true connection between the pair. There is one particular way in which Shakespeare demonstrates a bond between the lovers. He uses the technique of Romeo and Juliet finishing off each other’s rhymes, displaying the intimacy...