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Romeo and Juliet videos

#1: Act 2 Scene 2
#2: Act 2 Scene 4
#3: Act 3 Scene 3
#4: Act 4 Scene 3
#5: Act 5 Scene 3


VIDEO #1: Act 2 Scene 2

This video shows three different takes on the balcony scene. Watch the video carefully, then answer the questions below.

• Which production do you think best captures the mood and atmosphere of this moment?

• In your opinion, which of three performances best conveys Romeo’s delight at seeing Juliet?

Give reasons for your answers.



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VIDEO #2: Act 2 Scene 4

This video contains scenes from three different productions of Romeo and Mercutio joking and ribbing each other. Watch the video carefully, then answer the questions below.

• Which of the three productions do you think best captures the relationship between the two characters?

• Which actor did you find most convincing as Romeo?

• Which of the three actors is most convincing as Mercutio?



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VIDEO #3: Act 3 Scene 3

This video features three different productions of this scene. After you’ve watched it, answer the questions below, giving reasons for your answers.

• Which version best captures Romeo’s fear?

• Which version best captures his devastation?

• Which did you find most compelling?



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VIDEO #4: Act 4 Scene 3

This video contains three different versions of Juliet preparing to take the potion. Watch the video and then answer the questions below:

• In your opinion, which of the three performances best conveys Juliet’s terror?

• Which best conveys her courage and determination?

• Which did you like best?



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VIDEO #5: Act 5 Scene 3

This video features three different versions of Juliet waking in the tomb. After you've watched it, answer the questions below:

• In your opinion, which of the three performances best conveys Juliet’s confusion as she wakes from her coma?

• Which best conveys her despair at finding Romeo dead?

• Which did you like best?



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