In the original play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare in 1587, throughout the years there have been movies made trying to convey the message that Shakespeare had wanted. The movies that will be examined in order to compare the differences on whether they are similar to the original are Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Carlo Carlei’s 2013 version, Romeo & Juliet. The movies are another version of the original play in terms of setting, tone and characters that were used in conveying the story of Romeo and Juliet. It is clearly seen that Baz Luhrmann's 1996 version is more similar to the original play as it brings out the tone and conveys the message better than the Carlo Carlei’s 2013
Romeo got dizzy for a minute at the party and then he was fine. It had no relevance to the story line what so ever. Another big difference is Juliet saw Romeo die in the modern version. In the old version Romeo dies without knowing Juliet was really alive. In the modern version Juliet wakes up seconds after Romeo drinks the poison. If Juliet would have taken the sleeping potion a minute earlier, the two lovers could have been together. My final difference is in the modern version once Romeo goes back into the Verona walls the cops start to chase him. While being chased Romeo makes a stop at the Apothecary who sells him the poison. In the old version they didn’t have an apothecary. Romeo just shows up with the poison. Those are my differences.
Luhrman has based his version at Verona Beach; America and instead of basing it in the 16th century like Zeffirelli, he had his film based in the 20th century, with mansions, shiny cars and bright lights. While Zeffirelli paced his film in an Iambic pentameter – a traditional Shakespeare pace; Luhrman never kept his film at a solid pace. “By modernizing these aspects of the play, and reconstructing the prologue, Luhrmann creates a movie that is more interesting to the modern viewers.” ("Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet." 123HelpMe.com). As Zeffirelli may have believed famous actors would steal his show he instead hired fresh new faces to give the movie a more fresh, innocence value, But Luhrman used well known actors to play the lead roles. This worked because more people were attracted to the film by the actors.
Romeo and Juliet is a very well known book that is loved by many. There numerous movies done on Romeo and Juliet like Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version and Gnomeo and Juliet. There are many apparent differences like using guns instead of swords and using gnomes instead of people. Although there are many similarities, the differences between Luhrmann’s movie and Gnomeo and Juliet compared to the play Romeo and Juliet are evident. The similarities between the movie and the play only go down to the plot and language.
In life, people are changing constantly. Sometimes it is for good and sometimes it is for bad. The same goes for Romeo in the play entitled Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. Romeo makes many changes throughout the play, but none bigger than his love. He starts off loving Rosaline, but soon finds more love with Juliet. Because of his change in lovers, his emotions become entirely different from the beginning of the play. He starts off as depressed and melancholy, and then suddenly finds joy and happiness in life. Romeo gains maturity as the play continues. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The plot is focused on a feud involving two royal families set in the late 1500’s. Romeo and Juliet are from the two different families and are stuck in the crossfire. Because of this feud, Romeo must adapt and make many changes throughout the play. Romeo makes many changes throughout the play that have good and bad consequences.
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.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet effectively appropriates the Shakespearean 16th century love tragedy. So why has Luhrmann decided to appropriate Romeo and Juliet? By changing the context, Luhrmann effectively makes the play relevant, discussing his contextual concerns of the 1990’s. This is done through the use of themes in the film, love, family disputes and hate which have remained similar to the original play, although the way they have been presented are different, in particular the form and characters. The form has had an obvious change as the original play has been adapted into a film. Characters in the film have also been appropriated to correspond with Luhrmann's contextual concerns. Hence, Luhrmann successfully appropriates the original Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet by maintaining similar themes, but altering the form and characterisation to fit his contextual concerns.
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
Many characters advance and modify their aspects or even their complete personality during the course of a play. While it is rare for a complete change, a partial change almost always occurs. “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare, is a darkened romantic tragedy, in which the idea of change is portrayed through the situations and consequences of Romeo. The reader can easily see Romeo's way of loving change from passion
“For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” - William Shakespeare. This line was said at the very end of the play to show how bold and extraordinary the story was. In this essay it will be discussed how the characters changed throughout the story and how love affected all of them in different ways. In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet it is illustrated that characters who feel the human need to commit will do outrageous things for the ones they love because of the humans fear of the future because they fear failure, people need something to drive us, and something to keep them going considering they wouldn't have a meaningful life if did not have something purposeful to do with it.
Oh lord oh lord the deaths that lie in front of me are all due to my greed to resolve the feud between the Montague’s and Capulet’s. I am stuck in-between to raging fires ready to consume my body and soul all because a single potion I created. Juliet’s fate was changed only because of me. The love of poor Romeo and Juliet is like a double-edged sword with both having to pay the great price of death. Their love was not accepted by this larger society of Verona. I thought I had the solution that would fix this havoc. Instead I have given this fire more oxygen to breath and grow. Their forcefulness of love for one another was so great it had the power to change the fate they saw in the stars. All I have wanted to achieve was peace, all I have
Friar Laurence said, “For his alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor.” (II i 99-100) One couple in love and full of strife. William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s life changed in one night. Their families had conflict full of immunity. They fall in love and get married, but they cannot be together. Romeo gets banished from Verona for slaying Tybalt. Romeo and Juliet end up killing both themselves. Friar Laurence and the Nurse are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, for persuading them to do bad stuff, for encouraging them to stay together, and for helping them out.
Juliet’s character is dramatically changed by the end of Romeo and Juliet, for she learns much about love in the process, going from cluelessness, to marriage, to obsession. In the beginning of the play, Juliet had never entertained the thought of love, and furthermore, marriage, describing it as “an honor that [she] dream[s] not of.” She does not know anything about love in that part, but she gets much more experience in the next act. Juliet loves Romeo later in the play, and even gets married to him, saying that her “true love is grown to such excess [she] cannot sum up sum of half [her] wealth.” It may not seem as if her love can get stronger, but Juliet is dying to love Romeo later in the play. Having lost Romeo twice, Juliet realizes
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