Romeo & Juliet By: Alana MacDonald & Nathan Hallman

The play of Romeo and Juliet is introduced by four men arguing in the streets of Verona, Italy. The pictures above are what the housing surrounding them would look like as houses were made out of stone because it was abundant and solid.

Act 2, Scene 2

Overview:

I will be brief, for my short date of breath. Is not so long as is a tedious tale. Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; And she, there dead, that Romeo's faithful wife: I married them; and their stol'n marriage-day Was Tybalt's dooms-day, whose untimely death Banish'd the new-made bridegroom from the city, For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. You, to remove that siege of grief from her, Betroth'd and would have married her perforce To County Paris: then comes she to me, And, with wild looks, bid me devise some mean To rid her from this second marriage, Or in my cell there would she kill herself. Then gave I her, so tutor'd by my art, A sleeping potion; which so took effect As I intended, for it wrought on her The form of death: meantime I writ to Romeo, That he should hither come as this dire night, To help to take her from her borrow'd grave, Being the time the potion's force should cease. But he which bore my letter, Friar John, Was stay'd by accident, and yesternight Return'd my letter back. Then all alone At the prefixed hour of her waking, Came I to take her from her kindred's vault; Meaning to keep her closely at my cell, Till I conveniently could send to Romeo: But when I came, some minute ere the time Of her awaking, here untimely lay The noble Paris and true Romeo dead. She wakes; and I entreated her come forth, And bear this work of heaven with patience: But then a noise did scare me from the tomb; And she, too desperate, would not go with me, But, as it seems, did violence on herself. All this I know; and to the marriage Her nurse is privy: and, if aught in this Miscarried by my fault, let my old life Be sacrificed, some hour before his time, Unto the rigour of severest law.

The characters that appear in this scene are Romeo and Juliet. Their clothing reflects the time historical time period the play occurs in which is the Renaissance period in the late 1500's.
In the scene that leads up to the romance between Romeo and Juliet, Romeo first lays eyes on Juliet at the Capulet castle where he has went to a masquerade ball. Above are pictures of what the Capulet castle looks like. It is made of light rock and has many windows allowing large amounts of light to flood in.
Above is what the set of Act II Scene II would like, and what it looked like in a newer movie version of the play.

Actors

Claire Danes& Leonardo DiCaprio

Romeo: Leonardo Dicaprio

Juliet: Clair Danes

Friar Lawrence: Alec Baldwin

Tybalt: Daniel Radcliff

Benvolio: Avan Jogia

Nurse: Samantha Barks

Mercutio: Chase Elison

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