Romeo and Juliet

What was the roles of females in stage productions in Shakespeare’s day? They weren’t allowed to have females play roles so men did for them
Define blank verse Blank verse is unrhymed poetry written in iambic penta meter
Define dramatic irony The reader or viewer know something that the characters don’t know.
Give an example of dramatic irony In the play When Juliet dies we know that she is not really dead but Romeo doesn’t
Define situational irony The contrast between what a reader or Character expects and what actually happens
What is iambic pentameter A metrical line of 5 feet, or units, each of which is made up of two syllables, The first is unstressed & the second is stressed
How does the fight in act one scene one begin The Capulet servants bite their thumb at the Montague servants
Why is Romeo depressed at the beginning of the play He is in love with Roslyn but she doesn’t return his feelings
How does Lord Capulet respond when tybalt points out that Romeo has crashed the party He tells Tybalt to leave Romeo be that he is a good boy
How does Romeo react when he first sees Juliet He instantly forgets about Roslyn and falls in love with her and her looks
Why does friar Lawrence agree to marry the couple He hopes to end the family’s fueds
How does the prince punish Romeo He excels him
Define foreshadowing and give an example of it in the play Foreshadowing is hinting at the future and example is Romeo’s dream
What does Lord Capulet threatened to do if Juliet refuses to marry Paris He will disown her
How does friar Lawrence suggest that Juliet avoid marrying Paris She drink a potion that makes her appear dead for 42 hours
According to friar Lawrence’s plan who will be with Juliet when she wakes Romeo
What news does Balthazar deliver to Romeo in Mantua? is he correct? He says Julia is dead and he is wrong
Why is friar John unable to deliver the message to Romeo He was locked out of Mantua because they were suspected to have touch the plague
What do Romeo and Juliet’s fathers decide to do after learning of their children’s deaths They end the fued and build a monument for Romeo and Juliet
What character spent the last lines of the play The prince
“It is the east and Juliet is the sun” Who said this Romeo
“My poverty but not my will consent” who said this The apothecary
“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Who said this Friar Lawrence
“Oh true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss, I die.” Who said this Romeo
Who is Paris related to Mercutio
“If thou be merciful, open the tomb, lay with me Juliet” who says this Paris
“She’ll not be hit with cupids arrow”Who says this Romeo
“O, she doth teach the Torches how to burn bright!”Who says this Romeo
“He’s a man of wax… He’s a flower” Who says this Nurse
“He’s the courageous captain of compliments”. Who says this Mercutio
“Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead so steaks me to the ground I cannot move. ” what is the pun He can’t dance kisses soles are heavy but also his soul is heavy so he is sad
“Farewell! God knows when we shell meet again. I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins, that almost freezes up the heat of life: i’ll call them back again to comfort me: nurse! What should she do here? My dismal scene I needs must act alone. Come, vial. What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then tomorrow morning? No no this shall forbid it” what does this Juliet qoute mean? She is talking to herself about her worries that the potion won’t work for her and she will be married to Paris tomorrow. But she puts the knife beside her bed so that if it doesn’t work she will kill herself
“Oh serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend Angelical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish – Ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show, just opposite to what to thou justly seem’st. A damned saint, an honorable villain!” What does this quote from Juliet mean She is saying how he seems so perfect but killed her cousin with a bunch of oxymorons
“This night you shall behold him at our feast.Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ faceAnd find delight writ there with beauty’s pen.Examine every married lineamentAnd see how one another lends content,And what obscured in this fair volume liesFind written in the margin of his eyes.This precious book of love, this unbound lover,To beautify him only lacks a cover.” What does this quote from Lady Capulet mean Paris is a perfect man the only thing he lacks is a bride which he wants to be you
“Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate,O anything of nothing first created!O heavy lightness, serious vanity,Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!” What does this quote from Romeo mean Romeo is using oxymorons to describe his contradicted feelings for love
What does the prologue tell us Everything that happens in the play
What is an oxymoron A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Give an example in oxymoron in the play Whenever Romeos describing how he feels about love using oxymorons and Juliet is describing Romeo after she found out he killed Tybalt by using oxymorons
What is comic relief? A humorous scene, incident or speech that relieves the over all emotional intensity.
What is an allusion? A brief reference within a work, to something outside of the work that the reader is supposed to know
What is a foil? A foil is a character whose personality or attitudes are in sharp contrast to those of another character in the same work.
Example of a foil in the play? Benvolio and tybalt
What are two examples of allusions? Queen mabPhoebus and phaeton
When’s the climax When Romeo and Juliet died
Describe the Globe Theatre 3 story wooden structure with an open air courtyard in the center. It could hold as many as 3000 people
What are groundlings People who stood in the courtyard near the stage called the pit. They paid lowest admission
Where did the richer people sit They sat in the partially enclosed galleries, or inner balconies, which is around it most of the courtyard.
Describe the set for the theater It had no curtains, no artificial lighting, and very little scenery. Instead, props, sound effects, and sometimes lines of dialogue let the audience know when and where a scene took place.
What were the props like Swords, shields, brightly colored banners, and elegant costumes often added to the spectacle. The customes also helped audiences imagine that women were playing the female roles.
What did the upper stage of Shakespeare’s theater do It housed the musicians and also was used for scenes requiring upper space such as the balcony scene
Give an example of iambic pentameter Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;A.k.a. the prologue what is a couplet
Give an example of situational irony Romeo forgetting how deeply in love he was with Roslyn after he sees Juliet
What is a couplet Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
Who serves as Juliet’s foil Roslyn
Define prose To talk tediously
What was the purpose of Mercutio’s speech about dreams He wants to persuade Romeo that dreams are nothing but queen Mab visiting one in one sleep and I should not be taken seriously
Where does Romeo go after the Capulet ball He stays outside the Capulet’s house waiting to see Juliet and when he does he approaches her and speaks to her about his love
When Juliet says, “oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” What does she mean Oh Romeo, Romeo why do you have to be Romeo
Why does Romeo tell Juliet that his name is hateful to himself Romeo was unhappy because his family name is Montague. The Montague’s and cabbie lights are in a deadly feud so them two together would be a fatal mistake

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