After we went over the basics of headshots, resumes, cover letters, and interview etiquette, I set them a task — cast the 9 major roles of Romeo and Juliet Romeo, Juliet, Nurse, Friar, Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Benvolio from a large pile of headshots and resumes. The only parameters were that 5 of the actors had to be Equity, 4 non-Equity. Half were actors of color, and there were equal numbers of men and women. The 15 students were divided into three groups of 5.
Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath.
What further woe conspires against mine age? PRINCE Seal up the mouth of outrage for a while, Till we can clear these ambiguities And know their spring, their head, their true descent; And then will I be general of your woes And lead you even to death.
Meantime forbear, And let mischance be slave to patience. Bring forth the parties of suspicion. FRIAR I am the greatest, able to do least, Yet most suspected, as the time and place Doth make against me, of this direful murther; And here I stand, both to impeach and purge Myself condemned and myself excus'd.
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 doomsday, whose untimely death Banish'd the new-made bridegroom from this city; For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pin'd.
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 tutored by my art A sleeping potion; 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 borrowed 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 sacrific'd, some hour before his time, Unto the rigour of severest law. What can he say in this?
This letter he early bid me give his father, And threat'ned me with death, going in the vault, If I departed not and left him there.
I will look on it. Where is the County's page that rais'd the watch? Sirrah, what made your master in this place? Anon comes one with light to ope the tomb; And by-and-by my master drew on him; And then I ran away to call the watch. PRINCE This letter doth make good the friar's words, Their course of love, the tidings of her death; And here he writes that he did buy a poison Of a poor pothecary, and therewithal Came to this vault to die, and lie with Juliet.
Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! And I, for winking at you, discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. This is my daughter's jointure, for no more Can I demand.This is why Romeo and Juliet must sacrifice so much for their love, because they are members of opposing families.
The dramatist shows this through many dramatic techniques and uses their sacrifices to make this apparent to the audience. Romeo and Juliet are called “sacrifices of our enmity” by Capulet at the end of the play. And the prince tells Capulet and Montague that “a scourge is laid upon your hate” which means that the death of Romeo and Juliet is a punishment for the sin of mutual hatred.
Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare, deals with reckless love and tragic death. When Romeo and Juliet meet each other at a party in Verona, Italy, they fall in love.2/5(1). The opening lines of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare allow the audience to be party to his characters’ destiny.
We learn early on what is going to happen to the title characters: “a pair of star-cross'd lovers take . Romeo and Juliet Sacrifice. Choose a drama in which sacrifice is a theme, show how the dramatist introduces this theme and its significance to the play as a whole. Romeo and Juliet The theme of sacrifice plays a large part in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet is a story of “star cross’d lovers” entangled in a love story destined in tragedy. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Book): Shakespeare, William: Contains the dramatic text of William Shakespeare's tragic play about the forbidden love between two young people from feuding Veronese houses, and includes commentary, notes, and details about the life of the author.