Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Act II Scene 2

For this alliance may so happy prove,

to turn your household's rancour to pure love.

Directed by,

Andy Schnipper

Elizabethan Culture Article

The Elizabethan age in England was dominated by social classes. The three percent of the population who were lucky enough to be nobles were highly educated and lived lives filled with opportunities and wealth. On the other hand, the other ninety seven percent typically received little or no education and lived small lives. Many of these poor simple peoples' lives were barely even documented while those who had money had extensive things written down and portraits painted of them. The nobles also controlled much of the politics in ancient England. This is why its always good to be rich.

Rules of the theatre

Absolutely no noise is allowed in the theater while shows are being performed

No re-entry is allowed

No objects are to be thrown on stage

One may not switch to another seat than the one they paid for

One may not bring dangerous objects into the theater

Cast

Romeo.......................................Elmo

Friar Laurence..........................Kermit the frog

About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He was the third child of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. Almost no history is known about him except what was taken from his works and official documents. He wrote plays, poems and sonnets, which are love poems. Although he started from humble beginnings he is now considered one of the best poets ever to live.

Synopsis

Act II Scene 3 starts off with Friar Laurence picking Poison and herbs from a garden. He talks about the positive and negative properties of the plants and is then disturbed from his work by Romeo. When questioned by the Friar, Romeo reveals his new love for Juliet and how he has forgotten all about Rosaline. They go back and forth arguing bout love and then Romeo asks for the Friar's assistance in his marriage to Juliet. The Friar finally agrees to the marriage with his belief that this would stop the families from fighting.

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Sad Music (piano and violin) by Asheezy
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