how do i get directors notes for the party scene in Romeo and Juliet??

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blacksheepunite eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I know you're probably looking for a quick fix here, and this isn't it, but...any director's notes you will find will be someone else's interpretations of the scene. Shakespeare didn't gloss his plays with notes, but wrote what directions he did give right into the text of the play, so the best way to get directions for this scene would be to read it carefully, with a pen and paper in hand, and try to figure out where everyone would be in relation to everyone else.

For instance, where do you think Capulet is when he's talking about how old he is and how long it has been since he wore a mask to a party? (He's bound to be on the sidelines somewhere looking on). And Tybalt, how do you see him when he hears Romeo's voice? What would someone like Tybalt be immersed in just prior to that? How far away? Romeo--is he still with his friends when he sees Juliet? Who (if anyone) is he talking to when he says "oh she doth teach the torches to burn bright..."--still the servant? his friends? That's where all the fun is in directing Shakespeare, and all the creativity too.

amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Try here: http://www.clairedanes.com/rjintro.html.

If this isn't what you're looking for, search "directors notes for Romeo and Juliet" online.  It brought up lots of hits when I did it.  Good Luck!

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