Essay Comparing Zeffirelli's Romeo And Juliet

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Franco Zeffirelli's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet is a bit cheesy but is arguably one of the best adaptations of the play—the lovers, Romeo and Juliet played by Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey are and young and full of life a acting With over dramatizing at some points in the film such as when Capulet tells Juliet to marry Paris or else she would be banished to the streets. Juliet begins to cry but seems to come off cheesy and butchers the acting. The story line is almost Identical with scenes spanning the day as they should but scenes were also left out such as Romeo does not go to the apothecary, they cut that scene out entirely he just ends up at the tomb of Juliet with the veil, also the killing of Paris was also left out when Romeo…show more content…
It did an excellent job of performing the work of such a writer as William Shakespeare. Not too much was changed from the original play. If Shakespeare were still living, he’d most likely be very pleased with both versions and outcomes of one of his most famous pieces of work. The movie used the exact script written by William Shakespeare aside from little modifications here and there. Using this script in the 1968 version was perfect because it fits the time period perfectly Over all Zeffirelli's version of Romeo and Juliet was phenomenal and portrayed the story to the audience well. It did an excellent job of performing the work of such a writer as William Shakespeare. Not too much was changed from the original play. If Shakespeare were still living, he’d most likely be very pleased with both versions and outcomes of one of his most famous pieces of work. The movie used the exact script written by William Shakespeare aside from little modifications here and there. Using this script in the 1968 version was perfect because it fit the time period perfectly I would recommend Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and Juliet for a more accurate interpretation it almost had no other errors other than the deaths of characters in the play other than the butchered acting in certain places Zeffirelli's adaptation is by far one of the most accurate romeo and
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