With hailee steinfeld (juliet), douglas booth (romeo), damian lewis (capulet), paul giamatti (friar laurence), kodi smit-mcphee (benvolio) that's what i gleaned from the just-released film version of romeo and juliet, directed by carlo carlei with a screenplay by julian fellowes adapted from william. The notes were prepared for use with an edition of romeo and juliet bound together with the book for west side story and in conjunction with a showing of franco zeffirelli's film version of the play, but they will be useful with any edition or production the introduction focuses primarily on comparisons with. Mercutio a kinsman to the prince, and romeo's close friend one of the most extraordinary characters in all of shakespeare's plays, mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange she provides a contrast with juliet, given that her view of love is earthy and sexual, whereas juliet is idealistic and intense. Mercutio has always been my favorite character in romeo and juliet, and queen mab's speech is one of my favorite scenes in all of shakespeare although luhrmann's interpretation does not use as much of the original text as zefirilli, it does several creative things with elements of film, the most notable. Films comparison from their representation of characters to their use of language, zefirelli and luhrmann take two very different approaches to the 1968 version of romeo and juliet, directed by franco zeffirelli, is set to a more traditional idea the portrayal of mercutio in is very different when comparing the movies.
I am going to assume you are talking about the more recent film produced in 1996 there are many differences between this film and the play one of the most notable differences is the death scene near the end of the play in the play, romeo dies beside juliet, the priest enters the tomb, and juliet awakes to find him cold. William shakespeare's romeo + juliet (shortened to romeo + juliet) is a 1996 american romantic drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by baz luhrmann, co-produced by gabriella martinelli, and co-written by craig pearce, being an adaptation and modernization of william shakespeare's tragedy romeo and. William shakespeare's romeo + juliet was never meant to reach this age: it might be the single most teenaged film ever fashioned franco zeffirelli's 1968 version may have caused something of a youthquake with its ravishing adolescent casting, but it's cautiously carnal at best: here, 17-year-old claire.
The fact that a new film has been made titled romeo & juliet vs the living dead speaks to how far we've gone in our need to reinvent this play however, the work endures because it continues to speak to the enter romeo and his friend benvolio, and we hear of romeo's passion for rosaline, a young woman from the. Comparison between the two film versions romeo & juliet by luhrmann & zefferelli when analyzing the two distinct 'romeo and juliet' films were very different because of this factor zefferelli's film remains faithful to shakespeare's original play, whereas luhrmann made a more modern version of it. Even though the themes were similar, the plot of the movie and the play were rather different in the movie, mercutio, romeo's friend, got an invitation to lord caplet's ball where romeo and juliet meet, but in the movie romeo and this friends go to lord capulet's party uninvited what's more, is that when romeo was at the.
The zeferelli version and the original play by william shakespeare show some variations between storylines there are also far smaller differences between extremely similar stories with the single huge difference of modernisation, as seen between the luhrman version of romeo and juliet, as well as the. Freebooksummarycom ✅ william shakespeare's romeo and juliet is a cherished piece of literature that has been remade into movies many times throughout history the 1968 version and the controversial 1996 version give different perspectives of shakespeare's famous play while the 1968 classical version of. A comparison between film and drama: romeo and juliet - julia essig - pre- university paper - english - miscellaneous - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis 3 technical and stylistic differences 31 original play 32 film version 321 advantages with music, light and language at the same time 322 dramatization.
A teacher's guide to the signet classics edition of romeo & juliet by william shakespeare 2 table of many current films that students queue up to see every weekend, this play presents themes of romance compare the original script with the film adaptation to determine which version is most com- pelling and. Romeo and juliet, american film drama, released in 1968, that was an adaptation of william shakespeare's famous tragedy of the same name until this version of shakespeare's tragic romance, the actors who played the title lovers were often too old to plausibly portray the characters john mcenery ( mercutio. Both stage and film questions centred around their differences, the advantages and the efficacy of movies versus theatre and queries around the intensity and the franco zeffirelli's version of romeo and juliet is perhaps the most famous film both zeffirelli's and baz luhrmann's films are faithful to the action of the play. Zeffirelli's scene is played as teenage boy, full of bluster, having fun in the traditional male pastime busting on their rivals the fatal blow is sudden and the desire to go a different direction for his film would have certainly been a factor in luhrmann's choices, to distinguish his work part of what makes.
It's critical to note that, for all the boldness of this adaptation, luhrmann's film is still fundamentally romeo and juliet the play's original dialogue – iambic pentameter and all – is retained, mostly word-for-word, although naturally large swathes are omitted to accommodate a two-hour running time this is. It has cultural relevance (we all know young people from different ethnic groups whose parents want to song called 'romeo and juliet' 'west side story' is a famous musical film version of the play set in new york jane mercutio and the nurse, were expanded and developed from the original story, probably with the. Franco zeffirelli's version is shot in the appropriate era it is a costume drama for the period of time it was shot it is a medieval drama it was set in main characters such as romeo, juliet, lord capulet, paris and tybalt all have costumes significant to their purpose in the play for instance, juliet is wearing.
In 1996, baz luhrmann brought william shakespeare's timeless dramatic tragedy to teen audiences with his hit film romeo + juliet in the dizzying in contrast to the opening feud between the capulets and montagues is the much more serious and violent fighting between mercutio, tybalt, and romeo. Drama danes, john leguizamo, harold perrineau shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of verona still retaining its original dialogue there are obstacles on the way, like juliet's cousin, tybalt, and romeo's friend mercutio, and many fights but although it is set in modern times, it is still the. Compare and contrast essay rome and juliet book and movie study slideshare compare and contrast how mercutio is portrayed in the baz luhrman and the analyse act scene of romeo and juliet compare the original marked by teachers preview ks ks plays download compare two film versions of romeo and.