PRINCE ESCALUS'S SPEECH
Edgy subjects, foes to peacefulness,
Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel, —
Will they not really hear? What, ho! you men, you beasts,
That out the fire of the pernicious craze
With purple fountains issuing out of your veins,
On soreness of torture, from all those bloody hands
Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground,
And listen to the word of your relocated prince.
Three civil brawls, carefully bred of an airy word,
By thee, old Capulet, and Montague,
Have thrice disturb'd the calm of our roadways,
And made Verona's ancient citizens
Cast by their grave beseeming ornaments,
To hold old fidele, in hands as old,
Canker'd with peacefulness, to portion your canker'd hate:
If ever you disturb our streets once again,
The lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.
For this period, all the rest depart apart:
You Capulet; shall go along with me personally:
And, Montague, come you this afternoon,
To find out our further more pleasure in this instance,
To old Free-town, our prevalent judgment-place.
Once more, on pain of death, all men go away
The context of Escalus's presentation that I have performed is within Act 1, Scene 1, where Royal prince Escalus intervenes a topsy-turvy, hate-fuelled confrontation between the Capulets and Montagues. In Elizabethan times, the King's power or in this instance the Prince who was the representative of the King, has the power and authority to implement rules, preserve law and order. The extract communicates the motif authority, regulation, and order. The custom of my own costume features the uttermost, as the Prince is the highest in rank when compared with everyone else in Romeo and Juliet. I actually used a crimson girl shirt to illustrate the authority, royal ranking, electric power and influences befitting a prince. The crimson color resembles the royal blood vessels flowing within him, identifying him while the descendant of the monarch, which instantly endowed him with electricity and expert to control...