With any comparison between a play and its movie counterpart there are bound to be major differences and key similarities between
Another difference is the presence of three judges in the movie, whereas in the play there were only two, both of whom where made out to be "bad guys." One additional judge is added in the movie possibly to show that it was not the entirety of the Church that was unjust, cruel, and nearly ignorant. I
In Summary, with these three examples it is shown that the play and the movie contrast quite a bit. Most of the story line and the dialogue were very similar to the original story in the movie but some things were changed, possibly to shorten the story to be able to make
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been modified numerous times and has been a source of inspiration for many playwrights and directors. Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann are examples of directors that use Shakespeare’s legendary tragedy as a basis for their films.
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
The change in the location and the time century where this is taking place changes the way that the actors talk, wear and respond to the play that they are doing. Another difference that is in the movie but not in the play is that the character Nick Bottom has a wife in the movie while in the play he is a single man. Even though he is married the wife is only seen in two to three scenes and with that, she is not necessary towards the plot of the movie. Even though this is a minor part of the movie, this is still a notable difference that the movie has that the original play does not have. Another part of the movie that was not in the play was the scene where Hermia and Helena had gotten into a fight in the mud pit. This part of the movie was not originally in the play, but was added to the movie to add a more dramatic scene to the movie. The next difference was that in the book it tells us that the queen of the fairies refused to give her husband the Indian man so her husband, Oberon, curses her and then when he succeeds in getting the Indian man, he tells Puck that he acquired the man. The differences are that in the movie there is no mention of the Indian man after the confrontation and is not brought up again after that. There are many differences in the play and the movie then there is anything else since it was easier to
was the first film of Romeo and Juliet. It was produced in 1968 and it
Personally speaking, I prefer the movie to the play. Granted, the play may have deep, underlying meanings, but to me, it wasn 't very moving or emotional. The additions made in the movie help to more clearly define the roles of good and evil, and play on the hidden feelings people have. I think most of the additions, if not all, were appropriately made and were quite successful. I enjoyed both the movie and our reading of the play very much, but again, I would have to say that I prefer the
The time period of the play and the time period of the movie are very different. In the movie, the prologue was on a T.V. screen and it was not in the play. Also in the movie, they used cars instead of horses to get around. In the movie, Romeo and his friends always smoked and would take drugs and they did not do that in the play. In the play, the different families owned castles and in the movie they own different businesses and buildings. They also had guns instead of swords in the movie. Also in the movie, they dressed more modern than they would have in the play.
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
Of all the treasures in the world, true love is of the most valued. They say that when you are truly in love, the universe around you simply stops, and no one else matters except you and your love. Love has the mesmerizing beauty of a stunning red rose, but it also has spiteful thorns surrounding it. But between friends and family, love can quickly go from black and white to shades of grey and can become fatal and suspenseful.
One of the most notable differences between the play and movie is the way the characters developed. Miller and Hytner portray many of the characters and their roles differently. For example, Abigail, her character was so different from the movie and the play. In the play, Abigail was a liar, and when confronted by the Reverend Parris about her actions in the woods, lied to him. Her bad reputation is not shown in the movie. In the
To begin, some scenes in the movie were only talked about or made reference to in the play, but in the movie these scenes take place and the viewer actually sees the event happen. For example the scene where the children and
In Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, is a traditional adaptation of Shakespeare’s original Romeo and Juliet, with some variations. Baz Luhrmann directed the 1996 version, also known as the MTV Romeo † Juliet. This version is very modernized, but keeps the language intact with few changes.
differences exist between the original play and the film. Apart from the specific techniques of lighting and