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Romeo and Juliet


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  • 1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Camilla Vergnaghi & Stella Pisaniella
  • 2. THE PLOT
    • At the beginnig a sonnet
    • that is a prologue
    • Emotions of the lovers
    • Themes: love, death
    • and destiny
    • Five days for the story
  • 3. First Act Verona’s street Concept of love and devotion Idealisation of lover The masque: meeting of Romeo and Juliet Conflict between Montague and Capulet
  • 4. Second act Development of relationship between Romeo and Juliet Third act Public and private events
  • 5. Fourth act
    • Preparation of tragedy
    • Different stories for two characters
    Fifth act
    • Juliet drinks a potion
    • Romeo kills himself
    • Juliet kills herself with a dagger
  • 6. A comedy or a tragedy?
    • Attraction of the lovers
    • Masked ball
    • Comic servants
    • Street fights
    • Relationship between the lovers influenced by external forces
  • 7. Themes Bad Communication Reflection upon the language
  • 8. Love as Light
    • Courtly love – adoration and respect for a lady
    • Light – free from the darkness and melancholy
    • Ideal and spiritual love
    • The darkness prevails over the two lovers
  • 9. ROMEO: He jests at scars that never felt a wound. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. 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: Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love! O, that she knew she were! She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that? Her eye discourses; I will answer it. The Balcony Scene Juliet the sun The light of love Courtly love
  • 10. I am too bold, 'tis not to me she speaks: Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head? The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek! JULIET: 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself , though not a Montague. What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. She loves the man and not the name Comparation with stars Declaration of their love
  • 11. What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for that name which is no part of thee Take all myself. ROMEO: I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo. JULIET: What man art thou that thus bescreen'd in night So stumblest on my counsel? ROMEO: By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am: My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, Because it is an enemy to thee; Had I it written, I would tear the word. From monologue to dialogue The new name of Romeo is only “love”
  • 12. The End
  • 13. Sources:
    • Lit & Lab – Spiazzi, Tavella
    • Google immagini