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Block Theatre Presents: Romeo & Juliet, Mercutio’s Queen Mab Speech

Block Theatre Presents: Romeo & Juliet, Mercutio’s Queen Mab Speech

As Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio make there way towards the Capulet’s house Mercutio dons his mask and launches into his Queen Mab speech, an account of how Queen Mab visits various dreamers during the night, and in the course of his narration he himself becomes rapt until Romeo calls him out of his trance… Check out the last part of the video for a dramatic entry into the Capulet’s house, followed by a short servants scene in which Block Theatre…

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Block Theatre Presents: Romeo & Juliet, Act 1, 2-4

Block Theatre Presents: Romeo & Juliet, Act 1, 2-4

Romeo and Benvolio find out that Capulet is holding a feast tonight and that Rosaline will be there… Lady Capulet, with the help of Nurse, tell Juliet to consider marrying the County Paris, who will be at the Capulets’ feast tonight. Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio head for the party and as they go, Romeo tells Mercutio that he had a dream last night…

Block Theatre Presents… Romeo And Juliet (Prologue & Act 1 Scene 1-2)

Block Theatre Presents… Romeo And Juliet (Prologue & Act 1 Scene 1-2)

It is the summer holidays and children need to be entertained, at least, my daughter does, when she is not running around with friends, going to ballet, swimming or aikido, doing her homework or lolling on the carpet watching television. Regular readers of this blog will know of our penchant for Lego Minifigs, especially for the Kingdoms Series which features noble crusading knights of yore, black hearted Saracens and  that sort of thing. I suggested to Eileen-chan that we play…

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William Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet

William Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet

Romeo is lovesick for Rosaline until Mercutio persuades him to gatecrash their enemy, Capulet’s, party. Romeo promptly falls for Capulet’s daughter, Juliet, scales a wall approaches Juliet’s balcony and is well met by moonlight. A conniving Friar secretly marries them the morning after. Romeo intervenes in a swordfight, inadvertantly causing Mercutio to be killed by Juliet’s cousin. He avenges Mercutio’s death. Juliet is upset, Romeo banished. Juliet feigns death rather than (unlawfully) marry Paris, her father’s choice. All suppose her…

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Shakespeare’s Comic And Tragic “Amen Amen”

Shakespeare’s Comic And Tragic “Amen Amen”

In the brief sixth scene of the second act of Romeo and Juliet, while Romeo and Friar Laurence await the arrival of Juliet, Friar Laurence offers offers up this orison, expressive of a certain anxiety about the clandestine nature of the marriage ceremony: “So smile the heavens upon this holy act, That after hours with sorrow chide us not!” Romeo responds with an emphatic double “Amen”: Amen, amen! but come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy…

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