Although the film Romeo and Juliet (1996) is similar to the original play by William Shakespeare, it also differs in some respects. Firstly, both the film and original play both take place in a society with Elizabethan era values, such as the man having the power in a family and women being expected to marry and do housework. Secondly, the characters in both the play and the movie have the same relationships. Such as Romeo and Juliet being lovers, and Tybalt despising the Montagues. However, the time period and place is different. In the film the events take place in a modern city called Verona Beach, with cars, guns, and helicopters. The original play, which takes place in Verona, Italy in the 16th century. The play used swords and horses.
The costumes in Luhrmann’s film are defiantly more modern and beached themed. Some of the men/boys in the film wore floral patterned Hawaiian shirts, but most of them would wear plain black jeans and a tight t-shirt with their gun belt. They also would have their hair slicked back. The women/girls would wear mainly what girls would wear now. Juliet in particular had some scenes where she was just wearing a boyfriend tee look and in others she was wearing just a simple sailor looking outfit. For a lot of the movie it was a ball so both Romeo and Juliet were in costumes. Romeo was wearing a knight costume. I think that his costume is kind of playing a tribute to the older more play like costumes that they would have worn in the plays. Juliet costume was an angel. I think they chose this costume for Juliet because it represented her innocence and how she was innocent before she went off with Romeo a boy from the rival family. In Carlei’s version of the film the men/boys wore the jackets and pants with the shirts with the puffy white sleeves and also they would wear their sword belts with every outfit. Definitely what you would typically think of from the original play. The women/girls wore the puffy elegant ball gowns that the little puff on the shoulders. The ball in this version was a masquerade ball so they were all wearing masks. But the women/girls were still wearing big, huge ball gowns and the men/boys were still wearing their outfits. I definitely think that the costumes from both movies were different from each other but good in their own
Now how about some similarities. My first similarity is in both versions how the people carried around weapons. In the old one the people of Verona carried swords. In the modern version of the play the people of Verona carried handguns. Two different weapons, but they were used in the same fashion in both versions of the play. Another likeness is Paris didn’t bite the dust in any of the versions. He is only in a few scenes. He’s not even in the last scene where he was supposed to meet his maker. While on the subject of death, Lady Montague does not die in either version. She is seen exiting the final scene in both versions. She doesn’t even have a big role in the story. My next similarity is the
In the play Romeo was a little different than in the movie. In the play, Romeo cried over Rosaline and in the movie he did not physically cry. He just played pool and smoked instead of crying. Also in the movie, Romeo and his friends were always hanging out on the beach while in the play they didn’t. Also in the play, Romeo seemed more mature and adultlike than in the movie. Also in the play you kind of get the picture that the Capulets and the Montagues have the same toughness and intelligence but in the movie the Capulets and their friends are more reserved and mature than the Montagues.
Romeo and Juliet is a timeless story about two ill-fated lovers. Originally written by, Shakespeare, this story has been adapted by different directors who all commonly try to add their own unique twist to it. Two of the most prevalent adaptations of Romeo and Juliet have been done by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann, who have taken this love story to the big screen. Franco Zeffirelli’s movie, which was produced in 1968, is extremely authentic and stays true to Shakespeare's vision, whereas, Baz Luhrmann’s version produced in 1996, is contemporary and appeals more to younger audiences. There are various differences and a couple of similarities between Zeffirelli’s and Luhrmann’s movie versions such as the costumes, their interpretations of
Unlike Baz Luhrmann's movie, Carlo Carlei conveyed the tones of romance, passion and violence differently. Carlei changes the start of the original plot to a jousting tournament, in the end, Benvolio wins the golden ring for the Montagues. This then makes the Capulets to be quite annoyed and jealous as they start a fight with the Montagues. They then get caught by the Prince as he declares that they have started three civil brawls around fair Verona and whoever starts another between the families will be killed. The statement that the Prince made was not shown, as only one brawl was shown in the Carlo Carlei’s version.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story. The story concerns the love between two young people, Romeo and Juliet. This is set against a feud between their two families: the Montagues and the Capulets. This feud develops the themes of conflict, deception and dignity in the play. The play includes a lot of themes, love, family, hate, deception and revenge.
Romeo and Juliet is a timeless, classic love story written by the incomparable William Shakespeare. Many of Shakespeare’s works are considered literary classics, but none are more loved than Romeo and Juliet. This play masterfully tells the love story of two teenagers in Elizabethan England. The title characters Romeo and Juliet are members of two feuding families, Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet. There are different stylistic ways of portraying Romeo and Juliet, and the two most popular film versions portray two very different styles of this one play. Zeferelli's Romeo and Juliet was made in the 1970s, and is the film version most commonly shown in high school classrooms. The newest film version of this play is Baz Luhrmanns
William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, tells the story of the tragic love between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The play has been reinterpreted throughout time and Baz Luhrmann’s film version, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, uses a modern setting to tell the tale. Luhrmann’s cinematic understanding reinforces the key themes of love, fate and hate as he explores Shakespeare’s famous play.
Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet between 1594 1595, a play about love, courtship and marriage that ended in tragedy.
There are many differences in the masquerade ball scene, such as the outfits they wear. In the 68 version they are wearing old Shakespearean clothing. Clothing that matches the time era of the play. While on the other hand the 96 version is more of a costume party. All wearing different themed costumes. In the 96 version Romeo and his friends also decide to take drugs before entering the party, which cause a fast forward scene of many strange things and loud music. Lastly Romeo and Juliet both first see each other looking through a fish tank. He then follows her down to the center of the room. While the older version has them see each other while she was dancing and then they then danced together.
The scene that was most different between the play and the movie of Romeo and Juliet was how the two crossed lovers first met each other. In the play Romeo and the Montague boys find out about the Capulet party through a poor peasant who could not read the invitations. While in the movie the Capulet party is announced through a newscast over T.V. I think the director changed this so the invite can go more along with the time period of the movie. This could change how the viewers see it by making the invite less secret. Over a newscast anyone who was paying attention to the T.V. could of heard the invite. Another main difference in this scene would be Romeo and Juliet first seeing each other in the bathroom across a fish tank rather than across the ballroom in the play. This could take away from the romantic side of the two first seeing each other. In the play it seems Romeo and Juliet have more privacy when they first speak to each other. In the movie the two are getting on and off an elevator just not to be seen. This could add more suspense to the scene and make the viewers see the movie from a lofty viewpoint.
Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare, is a tragic story on a pair of two star crossed lovers. Both part of feuding families, Romeo of the Montagues, and Juliet of the Capulets, their love is kept secret in fear of their families finding out. Even so, in the end both Romeo and Juliet die, due to a multitude of factors. In the end, Romeo lead to the demise of him and Juliet by killing Tybalt and rushing to Juliet’s grave.
To begin with, the tones of the two plays present the same scene in a different way. The 1968 version starts out with a light, teasing tone as Mercutio makes fun of the Capulets instead of taking them seriously, even with Benvolio’s warnings, foreshadowing that something terrible may be about to happen, just looming around the corner. This
The play written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, explores the theme of love, which engages the modern audience. Shakespeare uses different language devices and quotes when describing love, from Romeo and Juliet, to family love and forced love. This romantic tragedy is about young star-crossed lovers that are stuck in a long lasting feud between their two families, the Montagues and Capulets, fate ends up causing them to commit suicide in despair of their love.The play empathises the fine line between love and hate but love is the driving theme throughout this romantic tragedy.