Human are impulsive. Sometimes we do things without thinking. Acting without without taking time to think car have tragic consequences is a theme to both Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet and the 1961 movie West Side Story;however, It is more shown in Romeo and Juliet.
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. For example, the movie showed more modern buildings and taxi cabs were present. Also, in the play, there is a brawl against the Montagues and Capulets that took place in the ancient town of Verona. On both sides they used swords to fight each other. In the movie, the brawl took place in a big city at a gas station. The Montagues and Capulets used hand guns instead of swords to fight each other. Therefore, the viewer can relate more to the movie due their own experiences in
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
Mostly everyone has been exposed to Romeo and Juliet. We’v seen some of the classic movie adaptions, but what about the contemporary? In 2013, Warm Bodies was released. Isaac Morion re-wrote Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a spin. What appeals more to young adults than a love story between a human and a zombie? It follows the same story line as William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. There are many similarities between the movie and the play but they are also distinct from one another.
Romeo and Juliet has been a popular story for over 400 years, either by the play written by Shakespeare, or a poem written earlier than that. In the 20th century, two directors created their own interpretations of the play. In 1968, Franco Zefferelli directed a version of the play where the performers played the part of people in 16th century Verona, Italy. In 1996, Baz Luhrmann took a very creative approach when he directed a modern version of the play set in Verona Beach, California. The two were naturally very different, but there was also a theme of lightness and darkness running through both of them.
In the original story, the plot is so much more dramatic and out there. In this story it includes violence such as deaths from both Capulet and Montague families. Also, in this story it was so much more of an Elizabethan era than any other version has portrayed it. The original 1968 film was like I mentioned in the elizabethan time period so things were much more classic i’d say. The original story had thrown parties and balls and such things like that to show their wealth, elegance, and class. Parties such as these were where Romeo and Juliet themselves met.
Sometimes, people are just not meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet are two different types of lovers. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is about two teenagers who make quick decisions and it ends up coming back to haunt them. Romeo and Juliet are from to feuding families but somehow end up falling in love. Looking at the handout Taxonomy of Love by, John Alan Lee, Romeo is considered an Ero and Juliet is considered a Storge, which are two different kind of lovers, but it wasn’t the reason why they went to downhill.
Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in year 1595. Disney made the animated film, Gnomeo and Juliet, in 2011. Gnomeo & Juliet is a computer-animated, comedic recreation of Shakespeares masterpiece. In sed movie, all of the human characters are replaced by lawn decorations. There are 3 major differences and 3 major similarities between the two.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tragic tale of of two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love despite their feuding families. At the end of the play, the star-crossed lovers take their lives, but that is not the only event that makes this play a tragedy. Along with the tragic ending, the banishment of Romeo, the forbidden love, and the deaths of several other beloved characters makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy.
William Shakespeare, a historically significant figure in the area of English plays, not only was a poet, he was also a playwright and an actor. Born in the year of 1564, he found himself living in the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire in England. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, a farmer’s daughter. From then on Shakespeare began his career in the wide world of poems, and plays. Shakespeare wrote numbers of plays throughout his lifetime, just a few being Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and presumably his most popular; Romeo and Juliet. This successful play is a tale of two feuding families and star-crossed lovers, the young teens in love go by the name of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The
The biggest difference between the movie and play is the setting. Romeo and Juliet was set in Verona, Italy and West Side Story was in the Upper West Side of New York City, New York. Also, West Side Story was set in the mid-1950’s while Romeo and Juliet was from the either the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Because of this huge time difference they are constantly acting in a way that would confuse the other party. This played a huge rule in the different conflicts and repercussions of each
Romeo and Juliet has been a popular story for over 400 years In 1968, a version of the play was made in to a movie. In this movie, the performers played the part of people in 16th century Verona, Italy. In the 1996 version of the play, the setting takes place in Verona Beach, California. The two had some very recognizable differences, for instance: in the 1996 version Romeo and Juliet were white and the rest of the cast was latinos. There were also some similarities in both movies, for example: mercutio, related to the boss and Romeo 's best friend, dies.
Juliet is the main female protagonist of the film. She’s a thirteen year old girl, with long brown hair and pale skin. Juliet is defiant and rebellious. She stands up against her mom, and refuses to take orders from her parents. At first, Juliet is not interested in marrying, but when she meets Romeo, it all changes. Juliet is that daughter of the lord of Capulet. The two do not communicate very well. That father is completely clueless as to what’s going on in her life. She does have a decent relationship with her mother; but some may even say her relationship with the nurse is even
William Shakespeare was known as the greatest writer of the English language and has written many famous plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Othello. In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, there are many similarities which exist between the Zeffirelli and Luhrmann’s version. As evident in the opening, balcony and the fighting scene. The Zeffirelli and Luhrmann’s version are similar because they both consist of a lot of action within the opening scene. For instance, the Zeffirelli’s version takes place in a marketplace where there are numerous people and animals. Similarly, in the Luhrmann’s version, the action begins with glimpses of the city where billboards can be seen in addition to cars and people. This goes to show that both
William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet entails a story of a young impulsive love that ends in a disaster. This traces the secret romantic relationship between the two families in Verona, as they carry an ancient feud, deepening from generation to generation. Romeo—a Montague—falls deeply in love with Juliet—a Capulet—at a masquerade ball arranged by Juliet’s father. Later during the night, these two lovers expose their love to each other as they decide to marry each other next day. However, life does not follow plans. Surprises and unexpected outcomes and natural accidents that may temporarily hinder someone from pursuing an end goal. Mistakes are also unavoidable, but the regular frequency of them becomes problematic and can pose as a serious roadblock. There is a highly underexplored theme of the play: inability for individuals to recognize the emotional support-both eponymous character need. The mistakes that arise from Prince Escalus, Friar Laurence, and the Montague-Capulet feud, all contribute to the tragic fate of the two star-crossed lovers.