Romeo and Juliet is a classic play by William Shakespeare, In 1968 it was adapted in a full movie, and later on in 1996 was again adapted into the big screen, both movies have so many similarities and so many differences, in the 1968 movie it is a more realistic, more true to the script, but the 1996 movie takes place in verona beach in the US, in modern times, the sword fights are actually guns, both use shakespearean english, but the most important part of any Romeo and Juliet performance, is to show their love was never meant to be, both movies do an excellent job in portraying this concept, in this essay I will explore that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is starcrossed is portrayed by the 1968 and 1996 version through the first time they meet in the party, the balcony scene, and the scene where they are in bed. The first time Romeo and Juliet meet is at the Capulet party, this is portrayed in both movies differently, in the 1996 version Romeo is walking by an aquarium, looking at the fish, when he sees juliet, their eyes meet and follow each other, but just as they were going to come face to face, Juliet’s nurse grabs her, and takes her away to dance with Paris her future husband. In the 1968 version Romeo is far away from Juliet, and he hides behind a column, she is dancing with some people, but she is too far away, and has lots of people between Romeo and Juliet.
Here we are in 2017 watching a movie that was released in 2001 that we all still can relate to. The theme jealousy is timeless, four hundred years ago jealousy was an issue people dealt with. Today in 2017 we are still dealing with jealousy. We 've all had our own Iago or Hugo sometimes we might 've been someone else 's Iago or Hugo. We 've all been jealous before so sometimes
Everyone knows the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, but maybe it was a modern spin-off of an even older tale during the Elizabethan Era. Ovid wrote the story “Pyramus and Thisbe” a hundred years before Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet. The two are very alike in plot and substance, so much so that sometimes it can seem that Shakespeare was unoriginal in his entirety. From forbidden love to sneaky lovers, and even gruesome deaths the stories are alike to an extreme.
Irony can can be found throughout the play. Shakespeare uses 3 different kinds of Irony: Verbal, situational, and dramatic irony to create the tragedy know as Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses Verbal Irony to add humor to the story. Juliet was already married to Romeo and her father fixed her marriage with County Paris. She met Paris in Friar Lawrence
Sami Sayegh Dr. Alan F. Hickman ENGL 103 Sec D Paper III-Dram 11th April, 2017 William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet vs. Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story William Shakespeare can be considered as one of the greatest play writer in history. Out of the several plays he wrote, a timeless drama is that of Romeo and Juliet. Thereafter, play writers, authors and directors have enacted his play and even re-written it into their own style. Reviewers of literature say West side story by Leonard Bernstein, the musical, is an allegorical representation on Romeo and Juliet (Levine 630).
Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1606, is a classic play that people have been reading since the last 500 years and have still been enjoying it. Macbeth is a tragedy about treason and ambition. The play of Macbeth talks about one knight (Macbeth) that work for the king Duncan, one day three witches went to meet with him and made three predictions. When the first one becomes true Macbeth try that the others become true too. Finally he destroyed himself and all around him trying to keep the power.
Argument #1: Creating a mood or atmosphere The famous Romeo and Juliet play has many movie adaptions created over the past century. Two of the most notable Movies based on this play would be that of Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in 1968. The other would be that of Baz Lurhmann’s, made in 1996. I believe that Shakespeare’s intent, to create a Hateful atmosphere in the play was better represented by Baz Lurhmann, as he focused on presenting the play in a more dramatic way.
William Shakespeare- A famous English poet who wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Ovid- A famous Roman poet and retold a lot of Roman and Greek myths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story set in fair Verona.
West Side Story is a musical modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This story was originally converted for use on stage by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins and was first shown on stage in 1957. It is set in New York City's Upper West Side in the 1950s. The musical focuses on the rivalry between two gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. These two gangs are the Jets, consisting of only white American men and women, and the Sharks from Puerto Rico.
The works published after In Dubious Battle (1936) cemented Steinbeck’s reputation and are the most memorable contributions he made to American letters. Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men (1937) , remains for many readers John Steinbeck 's most memorable work. Steinbeck experimented with the form of this story, which he described as a “playable novel,” a novel that could be read as a play and even staged without making changes to the narrative. This novel tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. The American author John Steinbeck wrote a collection of short stories
Romeo and Juliet: Play vs. Movie One difference in the movie that is immediately apparent is the time period. The play Romeo and Juliet, was set in the 1400s therefore it contained more old and ancient items. The movie was set in 1996 so newer and modern items were used.
A sweet revival… All things considered, Neil Simon is a marvelous playwright with an extraordinary resume. Namely, a popular favorite, Barefoot in the Park, first appeared on Broadway in 1963 starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. Later in the decade on May 25, 1967, it debuted in theaters starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Even though some of us were too young or not yet born, it is a classic romantic comedy and decades later, people continue to enjoy the display of humor in the newlyweds’ relationship.
The San Diego Ballet performed Romeo and Juliet at the Old Town Temecula Theatre on October the 25th. This dance company uses music from a famous composer Sergei Prokofiev and the choreography was done by Javier Velasco. Velasco explains that his focus was centered on the two young people in love, Romeo and Juliet. He wanted to give the audience a glimpse of the first sensation of one’s true love. It was decided by Javier Velasco to select a smaller cast of colorful characters that would help bring a clear perspective between the feuding families, the entire performance lasted ninety minutes.
The setting was transposed from 1300s Verona, Italy to 1990s “Verona Beach,” which has a Los Angeles vibe. The change of the time period and setting where the biggest changes to the text, yet the reason begin the changed showed how relevant Shakespeare's text can be. Luhrmann immediately shows the audience that this is not going to be Shakespeare's time. From the first shot and solique, the audience immediately knows though the language is Shakespeare the setting is ours, making the audience think about their society. Luhrmann never stops using Shakespeare's text to reflect his time.
Society try’s to control every member. The problem with this is each individual is different. Which means Abigail and the other girls are victims during the Salem trials in their town. In the play, “The Crucible,” written by A. Miller, Abigail is a victim to her society due to the fact that she is controlled by social rules, she is a female, and she has limited to no power.