3eme International Section Literature (2017-2018): DRAMA

ROMEO AND JULIET, by William Shakespeare

Our drama unit this year started with a short study of the plot of Romeo and Juliet, in order to become familiar with the key moments of the story. First, the key moments of the plot were identified through the study of a short comic representation of the play. Each moment was then organized into the performance of a ‘frozen-in-time’ scene. In the meantime, a host was chosen to write an introduction sentence for each scene. Finally, our director filmed the scenes and put them together into a movie. Here is their amazing work, we hope you enjoy watching it!

Scene 1: Within the old walls of Verona, two households, Montague and Capulet only share their hatred and loathing for each other since the dawn of time.

Scene 2: As Montague and Capulet beginneth to scuffle, Cometh the Prince berating the people. For he only speaks of truce not trouble.

Scene 3: In the dwelling of Capulet kindred, music ripples as masked men sway along, thither stands Juliet, the hidden gem that heals the broken heart of our hero.

Scene 4: For no limits, whether it be walls or families shall impede their love. These two souls gaze upon each other under the bright stars of heaven.

Scene 5: In secret they wed, in the face of God. But not even Him, knows what truth fate holds.

Scene 6: Angered by Romeo’s presence at the party, Tybalt attacks him, and Mercutio takes over, only to trigger a deadly duel.

Scene 7: To avenge Mercutio’s death, Romeo slains Tybalt. Following the tidings of the Prince’s doom, from Verona, Romeo shall be banished.

Scene 8: To escape the woe of her marriage to Paris, Juliet hatches a plan with Friar Lawrence to fake her death and postpone her wedding to Paris

Scene 9: Hither lies Juliet’s lifeless body as Romeo takes his last breath, Death ready to carry him away.

Scene 10: At which hour the lovers ceased to liveth, both clan and kin mourneth in unity.

The Victorian origin to the Mannequin challenge: ‘Tableaux Vivants’, inspired from history, literature or art, used as entertainment during dinner parties, as early as the 1800’s.