I have a question, for answer it. I'm playing Benvolio in my shakespeare group's play; how do I react to Mercutio's and Tybalt's deaths? They both happen right in front of me, and both are pretty brutal. I have a few reactions I could go with, but I'd like to know your opinions.
for mercutio i would say like a heart dropping reaction. like as if about to cry. for tybalt's i would say like a jaw dropping reaction. put your hand over your heart and breath a lil heavily. i think mercutio's death should have benvolio more emotional cuz mercutio is family. tybalt isnt. but thats just my opinion ^^
I saw a really awesome version. The cast consisted of two actors (both guys) and two cellists. Don't ask me how they got through the whole play, but they did, and EXTREMELY well too. They're actually from Denmark (and I am NOT KIDDING). i don't know what they're group is called, but that is definitely the best version of the play I've ever seen.
yup. When you see a guy playing a crazy Ophelia...it's somewhat disturbing, but very very interesting.
What's really funny is when there are four people in a scene, and the two guys have to jump back and forth. They'll stand regally, being the (false) king and queen, say their lines, then jump backwards and become really dopey Rosencrantz and Guilderstern.
hahaha...hippies...maybe he's not THAT much of a hippie, because he does fight at some points, but he's definitely the most anti-violence-type. It pays off tho. He's the only one in the play of his generation to actually live.