Homework Help

What are the themes involved in Romeo and Juliet and how does the Elizabethan context...

user profile pic

carmich | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 5, 2007 at 8:19 AM via web

dislike 0 like

What are the themes involved in Romeo and Juliet and how does the Elizabethan context influence the plot? What dramatic techniques are used by Will.

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

leagye | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted November 5, 2007 at 10:42 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 0 like

One dramatic technique used by "Will" or William Shakespeare, is soliloquies. Soliloquies are when one player (actor) is alone on stage and is speaking aloud for an extended amount of time. This provides the audience with necessary information regarding a character's innermost feelings, thoughts or intentions, without other characters being present (which would change the storyline.) This techinique moves the plot forward, engages the audience and gives characters a chance to shine.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes