My scene: 5.3.195-321
Characters that I am playing: Capulet + Balthasar


Scene Analysis
  • What happens in your scene? Outline the basic events.
    • The Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Montague enter and find Romeo, Juliet, and Paris lying dead in the tomb. Friar Lawrence tells the whole story about Romeo and Juliet's love. After hearing the story, Montague and Capulet agree to compromise and the feud between the two houses finally end.
  • What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important? (Keep these purposes in mind as you make decisions about blocking and characterization.)
    • This scene is important because it finally reveals the truth of Romeo and Juliet to the citizens of Verona and end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
  • What are your reactions to this scene?
    • It was depressing to realize how numerous people had to die throughout the story. However, in some way, I was relieved to know that the feud between the two houses finally ended.


Character Report
  • What does your character want in this scene (objective)?
    • My character (Capulet) wants to reconcile with the Montagues and end the feud.
  • What is your character's motivation for doing what he or she does?
    • Capulet' motivation is the shock and sorrow he received from his son's death.
  • What obstacles stand in his way?
    • The long lasted hatred against the Montagues might have stood in his way.
  • What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
    • Capulet overcomes this obstacle and steps forward to compromise with the Montagues.
  • Are there any distinctive elements in your character's way of speaking?
    • Capulet's tone when he saw Juliet's death evidently showed that he is shocked. However, his way of speaking suddenly softens when he makes an effort to reconcile with Montague.
  • What is your character thinking during the scene?
    • He is extremely shocked and depressed by his daughter's death, and when he hears the story of Romeo and Juliet, he realizes that he should reconcile with the Montagues.


Self Evaluation
Our group performed the scene in a pretty good way. We did not make major mistakes and I think that none of us were backing the camera or off the stage set. Although some of us made minor mistakes when reading the script, they were understandable. I participated in our group's rehearsal in an enthusiastic way, and had contributed by making a list of props that we had to use for the play. For my individual performance, I think I did fine except that I had a little bit of a hard time suppressing laughter when the audience was laughing at our play. (However, I really tried to hide my laughter, and I hope not many people noticed it.) Other than that, I used a loud and clear voice and did all my actions. Nevertheless, I think I can improve on making my acting a little bit more natural. The scene performance helped me understand each character's feelings, motives, and objectives in Romeo and Juliet.