Act 5 Scene 3 – The tomb

At the end of the play, Juliet awakens from her fake death sleep to discover Romeo by her side. He is dead. She tries to drink the last of his poison, and then stabs herself with his dagger.

This video shows a group of actors rehearsing the scene and the director is trying out different ways to perform it. As you watch, consider the following:

  • how you would make sure the audience views this scene as dramatic and serious
  • the kind of props for the poison and dagger that would make this scene look realistic
  • how Juliet would act when she wakes up and sees Romeo dead