Film scene analysis- Written in the 1950’s, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two star crossed lovers that end their lives for love. Over 30 film adaptations have been made of William Shakespeare’s remarkable production. Two of the most well-known film versions are Baz Luhrman’s 1996 and Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 adaptations.
Romeo and Juliet Play Versus Movie The original play Romeo and Juliet, written around 1595 by William Shakespeare, is about two young people who fall in love, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The unfortunate thing is that both of their families are feuding and despise each other, making their relationship impossible. During a turn of events, Romeo is banished from their hometown of Verona and Juliet fakes her death in order to avoid a marriage with another man. The young Romeo is not informed of the illegitimacy of her death and ends his life over her ‘dead’ body. She awakens, sees her dead lover, and ends her life as well.
The 1996 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet provides a stronger interpretation of Shakespeare’s text, as it utilizes symbolic imagery to better mirror his theme that in efforts to seek peace, people oftentimes attempt to avoid repeating errors of the past. The film evidences this in its representation of the text’s prologue, Romeo’s desperation for Juliet’s affections, and the conclusion of the story. The final line of the prologue of Romeo and Juliet, perhaps most notably, states, “What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend” (Shakespeare 0.0.14). One commonly associates the term “toil” with notions of hardwork and perseverance, and “strive” maintains an association with the prospect of progressing towards a goal.
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.
One of the most well known Shakespearean plays, Romeo and Juliet, focuses on two star crossed lovers. Their destiny involves marriage, murder, loss, and death. These teens, born from separate feuding families, continue to foster their love despite a familiar hatred spanning since ancient times. Romeo and Juliet attempt to defy the odds; yet, their families continue to fight and shed blood. Due to the consequences of many actions, Romeo and Juliet tragically lose their lives and their love in suicide.
The first change of the movie, which most people saw almost immediately as this character appeared was Mercutio. He acted a lot different in the movie than he did in the play, in the movie he was more childish, immature, more dramatic. For example when Mercutio started telling Romeo the story of Queen Mab, he was more dramatic and sarcastic but by the end he was almost screaming, and during the Capulet party he was extremely childish, which most people thought was funny but if the situation was more serious, many people would be upset and angry with him. I believe that the director decided to change Mercutio in this way is to make it more dramatic than the play was originally, to make the scenes more tense if needed.
Michelle Gindorf 10th march 2016 Context Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet: Context Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1596. It is believed it was written closer to 1596 though since other recent plays, such as Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard II were very similar. “There are no surviving records for any performances before the Restoration in 1660, but it is likely that Romeo and Juliet was first acted by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men at the Theatre and then at the Curtain. It has been suggested that Richard Burbage may have played Romeo, with the boy actor Robert Goffe as Juliet.” Romeo and Juliet is known as one of the greatest loves stories ever written, especially
Comparison of Romeo and Juliet’s modern movie with William Shakespeare’s text The film is a creative self expression to express the life experiences. The inspirations to come up with the movie are painting, poetry and life experiences. The film and a book rely on different techniques in order to evoke ones emotions to express the same story. In film there won’t be any mystery for everything is clearly displayed.
Romeo and Juliet Known for his famous play and poems, William Shakespeare is now being studied world wide. He wrote 38 plays and one hundred and fifty-four sonnets. People indicate that the play was composed no later than 1596. Many have placed it as early as 1591 in England. However, the earliest performance of Romeo and Juliet documented was in 1662.
Canon Introduction This discussion is focused on digging further into the idea related to canon as used in literature. To begin with, it is fundamental to highlight the meaning of the term canon concept. Therefore to best describe it, literacy canon is a term that is used broadly to classify literature material. In other terms, it is said to be a set of literary materials of which have been highlighted to be of greatest importance to a certain period of time or sometimes a place.