Romeo & juliet

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  • 1. William Shakespeare Soleil M. Pérez ENGL 3222 Prof. Mara Luna
  • 2. Historical Context Cultural: 1594 & 1595 escrita Leonardo da Vinci starts working on his painting Mona Lisa. Looks for inspiration in a personal interpretation of classical art. Isabeline Theater Poems were written to be musicalized
  • 3. Political: The monarchy Foundation of the Tudor dynasty Wars of the Roses
  • 4. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 1564-1616 He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extent works, include about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. He was born and died on April 23 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • 5. Shakespeare wrote:
  • 6. PLOT Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star- crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
  • 7. GALLERY IN THE CAPULETS’ PALACE Capulets, nobles of Verona Juliet is turning fifteen Romeo & various friends are masked They are looking at the magnificent feast
  • 8. Second Act : GARDEN IN JULIET’S HOUSE Romeo isn’t scared about his enemies hatred Juliet appears & the youngsters meet The hatred of their families is dwelling over their heads Romeo has been recognized by the young Capulet The revelation unsettles the lovers that ignore their identities
  • 9. Third Act: CLOISTER IN A MONASTERY Posterior Front of the Capulets’ palace Romeo visits Friar Laurence Lovers’ encounter Hope of putting an end to the families’ brawl The fight immediately starts and Mercutio joins in. Tybalt sings an offensive song The hostilities are resumed
  • 10. Juliet’s Bedroom Fourth Act : Romeo must abandon Verona He must obtain his pardon for Tybalt’s death. Capulet and Friar Laurence appear. Friar Laurence comforts Juliet and gives her a narcotic. The beverage will give her the appearance of death.
  • 11. The Capulet’s crypt Juliet lies in slumber on a luxurious burial chamber Romeo arrives to the crypt and hugs her with an immense pain Romeo kills himself and Juliet wakes up from her slumber Juliet takes Romeo’s dagger and kills herself FIFTH ACT:
  • 12. The playwright divided the play in five acts • In the first act we see a confrontation between the families and the birth of Romeo & Juliet’s love. • In the second act we see the frenetic love of the young lovers and their secret marriage. • In the third act the tragedy begins with Mercutio’s death, we also see their wedding night. • In the forth act Fray Laurence’s fateful plan is executed and the Capulet’s believe Juliet is dead. • In the fifth act the tragedy reaches its climax with the confusion that results in Romeo & Juliet’s suicide, but this also brings peace between the two families.
  • 13. Presentation: Dispute between Gregory and Sampson and Abram and Balthasar, then Romeo appears whines from a non-reciprocated love, that of Rosaline. Romeo’s friends learn about a feast at the Capulet’s house where he meets Juliet. Climax: Romeo sends communication to his beloved Juliet of the wedding date which is performed by Friar Laurence. After a second dispute between the two families, Romeo is exiled from Verona. Conclusion: Juliet’s father forces his daughter to marry Count Paris. Juliet, thinks of a plan and makes everyone believe she is dead. The friar sends a letter to Romeo but he doesn’t receive it. This is why Romeo drinks some poison and when Juliet realizes what has happened, kills herself with his dagger.
  • 14. Love is stronger than anything, even death itself. Main Theme Secondary Themes First love Falling in love Tragic love Hatred, violence, and animosity Death
  • 15. ROMEO JULIET *Pacific in the beginning *Vengative when he kills Tybalt *Daring *Immature
  • 16. MAIN CHARACTERS CAPULET FAMILY *Mr. Capulet: Patriarch of Capulet family. *Mrs. Capulet: Matriarch of Capulet family. *Juliet: Capulets’ daughter and play’s protagonist. *Tybalt: Juliet cousin and nephew of Mrs. Capulet. *The nurse: Juliet’s confidant. *Peter, Sampson & Gregory: Servants at the Capulet’s house. MONTAGUE FAMILY *Mr. Montague: Patriarch of the Montague family. *Mrs. Montague: Matriarch of the Montague family. *Romeo: Montagues’ son and play’s protagonist. *Benvolio: Romeo’s cousin and friend. *Abram & Balthasar: Servants at the Montagues’ house.
  • 17. SECONDARY CHARACTERS VERONA’S GOVERNMENT *Prince Escalus: Prince of Verona. *Count Paris: Kinsman of Prince Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet. *Mercutio: Cousin of Prince Escalus and Romeo’s friend. *Friar Laurence: Franciscan friar and Romeo’s friend. *The chorus: They read the beginning prologue and one other speech. *Friar John: Is sent to give Friar Laurence’s letter to Romeo. *Apothecary: Reluctantly sells Romeo the poison. *Rosaline: Woman with whom Romeo had a relationship before meeting Juliet.
  • 18. PLAY SEGMENT • O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLVlajiihI
  • 19. MOVIE VERSIONS Director: Franco Zefirelli, 1968 Actors: Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Director: Baz Luhrmann, 1996 Actors: Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHfIzTSUpz4 Director: Carlo Carlie, 2013 Actors: Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDd83IQDxw
  • 20. This is a beautiful play by William Shakespeare that shows us how true love is stronger than anything, no matter the obstacles and adversities. Although Romeo and Juliet couldn’t be together in the end, they at least had the satisfaction of dying together knowing that they did everything they could to fulfill the immense passion they shared.