The Balcony Scene is certainly known to the general public. I would like you to have a look at the following cartoons and choose the one you find the funniests. Say why.
You can certainly play with Shakespeare's famous scene and make it your own. After having read and analysed it, appreciated the bard's magnificient language, I asked you to unleash your imagination. You had to pretend you were either Juliet or Romeo and write the entry to that important meeting. You all did a great job, thanks. Post them.
If you were asked to choose a painting representative of the balcony scene, which one would you choose? Why? It could be a painting that envisages two lovers, not necessarily in the same setting chosen by the Elizabethan palywright. You are free to choose the one you wish. Let me have the title and the painter, so that I can then post them on the blog. The one I have chosen for you is by Ford Madox Brown.
If you were asked to write a parody of the Balcony scene, what would it be like? What comic aspects would you introduce? Look at the following cartoon it may inspire your. It is not a parody, but it can certainly fuel your imagination.
The following song may certainly sound outdated to you. What kind of song would you suggest for the balcony scene? What kind of soundtrack would you use in your film of “Romeo and Juliet”? What would your setting be like? What about the clothes worn by both Romeo and Juliet during the balcony scene? If you were asked to change the names of Romeo and Juliet to make them more contemporary, what would you come up with?
I hope you will enjoy this post as much as I did when I created it!
Looking forward to seeing you diary entries posted and to reading your suggestions about paitings and songs.