William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Introduction “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite”. Good morning Class, today I will be exploring the human relationship of love in modern interpretations of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ written by William Shakespeare. Shakespearean time was between the middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution and it was branded by religious changes. William Shakespeare is widely known as the greatest dramatist of all time. Born April 1564, Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is no doubt one of his most famous pieces. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was first published in 1597 and its tragic story of banned love still captures the creativity of its audience today. ‘Romeo and Juliet’, although not confined to, is an illustration of three aspects of human relationships; family, love and conflict. These features are still relevant in our modern lives because they are so relatable and the majority of individuals experience them. While Shakespeare dealt with these characteristics of human relationships modern transformations of Romeo and Juliet have recontextualized the play into the Twenty First Century. In 1995 the Australian director Baz Luhrmann transformed love in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to a modern version while keeping the dialogue the same. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has inspired many interpretations of the play as it contains the human relationships of love, conflict and family that can be understood by different audience.
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