William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Janine Goh Jue Shao Miss Dwyer EES81QFC Freshman Composition 1 November 2015 Romeo and Juliet Were Never Meant To Be William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet tells the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers willing to defy all odds to be together. However, throughout the story, we repeatedly see how fate intervenes and wreaks havoc on their lives in destructive and devastating ways. Act 5 Scene 3, the scene of the actual disaster, reinforces this idea in the most dramatic and terrible way possible - the tragic and untimely death of the main characters themselves. In addition, all the other characters such as Friar Lawrence, the heads of the Capulet and Montague households and the Prince experience grief and regret as not seen throughout the rest of the play. As a director, I would like to stage this scene on the stage. I feel that if Romeo and Juliet, or any Shakespearean play for that matter, were produced on stage, it would be easier for the audience to experience the drama and emotional impact of the story. Act 5 Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet is no exception. In addition, I want this stage production to be like a musical. Adding music would affect the audience more profoundly, especially since this scene is so emotional and full of dramatic irony. I would set this scene in modern day Rome to retain the play’s authenticity as it was originally set in Verona, Italy. However, to augment the scale at which the feud between the families was deadly to Romeo and

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