Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Act 1.4-5

4 Comments:

Blogger Lane C. said...

The Queen Mab soliloquy (sp?) was really interesting. I only barely got the concept the first time I read it but the second time it makes a lot more sense. I am curious as to what it would look like in the other version of R&J that we're watching. Does Mercutio get nearly as worked up or was that just the style of the futuristic one. I'll also say that I loved the portrayal of Queen Mab as a drug. It was perfect for that specific movie and it really fits what Mercutio is saying.

Wed Feb 28, 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger Lane C. said...

And again, sorry for the double post, We know that Romeo is forshadowing something, but what? He sees it as his death but what else could it be that would seem like death or that his "death" in the dream could symbolize? We know he doesn't die because we know how he DOES die, so what will happen at the party. My hunch is that he will meet Juliet and his love for his dear Rosaline will die. Interesting thoughts.

Wed Feb 28, 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger EmilyL said...

I am confused on the Queen Mabb story. The side note in the book says that you should just read the story for its great imagery and storytelling. Why then does Zafferelli portray Queen Mabb as a drug?

Did anyone else see any parallel between Queen Mabb and Puck the fairy, from A Midsummer’s Night Dream? Puck likes to cause a lot of trouble. Could Queen Mabb pop back up and cause more trouble too?

Wed Feb 28, 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Lane C. said...

Emily,
Queen Mab is supposed to be like the fairy that brings dreams to people. Drugs seem to have a similar effect so it was a good comparison. Also, ya I can see a little Puck in Queen Mab. Mostly with putting stuff under a sleeping person's nose. Also the main point of what Mercutio says about Queen Mab is trying to convince Romeo that his dream didn't mean anything because you dream what you WANT to dream.

Thu Mar 01, 08:31:00 AM  

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