Being but heavy I will bear the light. Shakespeare also builds up the tension for their future in this scene. Come on, musicians, play music. Romeo is apprehended by Paris and Romeo stabs him. This might be his way of suggesting that Romeo should probably let his bad dream go, and stop being such a killjoy. The physical intimacy of their platonic, male homosocial bonding is emphasized, as Mercutio is seen teasing, taunting, wrestling, and dancing with Romeo throughout the story. They'll just walk in, have a dance or two, and leave.
Romeo Leonardo DiCaprio is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet Claire Danes is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst. Then the Capulet comes into the room as well and starts telling Juliet how vitally important is for her to get married to Paris. With that, Romeo takes the ecstasy pill and surrenders to the bacchanalia of the evening. Many of Shakespeare's lines were written in this fashion and crafted so well that one may easily miss seeing the meter altogether. Once the Capulet party scene begins, the color red becomes the dominant hue, placed in various contexts—exploding fireworks, neon signs, painted walls, banners, spotlights, Tybalt's horns, Mercutio's lipstick—to denote the raging passions and desires let loose for the occasion. The unique visual effect used to emphasize Romeo's dizziness was achieved by placing the camera and the actor on a single dollying platform, so that it looks like Romeo is floating across the room. We meet the Montague boys; the camera focuses on their number plate 'Mon 005'.
Come, let's away; the strangers all are gone. This is seen as the beginning and the end of the whole relationship. However, I believe that this film and this scene do everything that Shakespeare's play did in the 16th century. Original Text Translated Text Source: Enter Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, with five or six other Maskers, Torchbearers, and a Boy with a drum. Are they using prose or verse? God shall mend my soul! Tybalt is quick to realise Romeo without his mask.
When the film was originally presented to the world, it was not received particularly well as critics believed that it was not true to the original script and therefore not a correct representation of the Shakespearian play that had been known and loved for so many years. What if her eyes were there, they in her head? However, the infatuation of this young couple - Romeo at 16, and Juliet, 13 - can be easily mistaken for love. In this particular moment Luhrmann uses both high and low angles to convey the different positions or statuses that Romeo and Juliet are in. The prologue which summarizes the play makes the audience want to see more. This part of the play makes the scene effective on stage because it crumbles away all the romantic feelings and love, it builds up tension. Therefore pardon me, And not impute this yielding to light love, Which the dark night hath so discovered. Capulet explains that he is holding a feast at which Paris could woo his daughter.
You are a princox; go: Be quiet, or--More light, more light! She also doesn't want Romeo to think she is too quickly won, or easy, lest he may later devalue her or think of her as cheap. The audience would be standing and would need a good opening scene to keep their attention from straying. Benvolio says there's been enough talk. People's dreams are affected by what part of their bodies she rides over. When Paris leaves Juliet threatens to kill herself if the Friar cannot think of a resolution. Now, by the stock and honour of my kin, To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.
Queen Mab is at once charming and harmful. Although there are three main suspects, who hold most blame, these are Romeo, Tybalt and Mecutio himself. It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. As he does so, the film flashes forward to the final scene, in which Romeo will slowly approach Juliet in a chapel lined with candles and neon blue crosses. Summary of the Balcony Scene The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous scenes in all of Shakespeare's plays. The second song is 'Kissing You' sung by Des'ree. Juliet also pretends that she wants to kill Romeo because she can't admit to her mother that she has married him.
The hate is not there for them as individuals, but there for the names which they have been given. He had three children, two of which were twins. It is blatant to the audience at this stage that the play will either end with love or hate, but they do not know which. Luhrmann is keen on emphasising their emotion and thoughts when Romeo and Juliet first meet. Luhrmann uses the props around Romeo and Juliet very effectively during their first meeting. Romeo, take off your name—which really has no connection to who you are—and take all of me instead. The audience are drawn into the surroundings by close-up camera shots, feel the atmosphere of the party through music, and the presentation of the characters by both DiCaprio and Danes express the idea of true love to the audience in every possible way.
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. Shakespeare's Mercutio is a lively and entertaining character in the play, so for Mercutio to be killed is a very dramatic and shocking part of the play. When Romeo says love pricks like a thorn, Mercutio says he should prick it back. Romeo tells Mercutio to be quiet—he's talking nonsense. Conclusion The words said by Tybalt places Romeo in great danger, it makes the audience care for Romeo.
Look how she leans her cheek against her hand. The Nurse encourages Juliet to marry Paris but she refuses and decides to go to Friar Lawrence for advice. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! Second Capulet 'Tis more, 'tis more, his son is elder, sir; His son is thirty. Each of the techniques described above have been used by Luhrman to create an overall effect of a party atmosphere. First Servant You are looked for and called for, asked for and sought for, in the great chamber. The theme of love also links in with another sub theme, which is that Shakespeare often compares love to money. The medium high angle shot on Tybalt can symbolise him lowering himself and his dignity by his actions and his evil personality depicted throughout the film.
If her eyes were in the sky and the stars were in her head the brightness of her cheeks would overwhelm the stars, just as daylight outshines a lamp. Luhrmann uses many techniques in his own style of directing, such as different types of camera work, editing and the soundtrack, similarly to Moulin Rouge which is also directed by Luhrmann, to convey the characters and atmosphere in this timeless classic. Second Servant We cannot be here and there too. The fish tank could have a lot of possible symbolism behind it, for instance a likely symbolic meaning is the fish tank acting as a barrier indicates that their love contains a lot of struggle because it is a large obstacle in their path. Mercutio's introductory scene is saturated in blue, the first major instance of many highly symbolic uses of the color blue over the course of the film. The Friar offers Juliet a potion in a vial which will make her appear dead.