For example, juliet as an angel, tybalt as a devil, romeo as a brave knight, and mercutio as a drag queen showing off the two sides of him, etc 17 the now iconic elevator scene was really tricky. Juliet in romeo and juliet in players of shakespeare 2: further essays in shakespearean performance by players with the royal shakespeare company, edited by russell jackson and robert smallwood, 121-35. Baz luhrmann’s rendition of romeo and juliet includes everything shakespeare had originally intended: hate, violence and of course, a love leading to a horrific suicide this version combines the elements of a modern action movie, packed with action, fantastic love scenes, and fiery explosions. Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare the first scene of the two film versions of romeo and juliet directed by baz luhrmann and franco zeffirelli is a very unusual and interesting interpretation of the 16th century play, written by the famous playwright william shakespeare. Franco zeffirelli suggests his interpretation in the 1967 film version the mise-en-scene in this film, verona, italy is ideal for it is the city the original play was set in language that is spoken in the zeffirelli version works hand in hand with the scene that is set and the costume that is worn.
A scene comparison: romeo + juliet act1 scene1 the scene i have selected for comparison is the opening to act 1 in shakespeare`s romeo & juliet play, which includes: the prologue and act 1 scene 1 up to line 90 in the text. Romeo and juliet is a play written by william 1968 - romeo and juliet, directed by franco zeffirelli this movie was made in italy, with olivia hussey, who was 15, as juliet and leonard whiting, who was 17, as romeo the costumes won an oscar 1996 - romeo + juliet, directed by baz luhrmann, with leonardo dicaprio as romeo and claire danes. In 1996, baz luhrmann brought william shakespeare's timeless dramatic tragedy to teen audiences with his hit film romeo + julietin the dizzying postmodern world of verona beach, the warring teen gangs are matched in ferocity only by their rival parents' business conglomerates, the capulets and montagues. Romeo and juliet act 1, scene 5 analysis born in florence, 12th feburary 1923 zeferelli's version setting was realistic to the elizabethan era his version of romeo and juliet won academy awards for best cinematography, and best costume design it also got nominated for best director, and best picture.
The series features work from directors kenneth branagh, laurence olivier, baz luhrmann, roman polanski, julie taymor, and franco zeffirelli performances from actors olivier, gary oldman, tim. Romeo and juliet is truly a classic play written by shakespeare that is part of the reason i chose to compare the act 2, scene 2 in the films that were made by franco zeffirelli in 1968 and also the newer version of romeo and juliet made by baz luhrmann in 1996. In 1968 franco zeffirelli released his version of romeo and juliet, and in 1996 baz luhrmann released his version of romeo and juliet these two versions are different but this paper will explain five differences between the movies and the original text. Baz luhrmann’s romeo + juliet february 24, 2007 dana huff 16 comments in my experience, people have a strong reaction to baz luhrmann’s 1996 production of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet : they either love it, or they hate it. Romeo and juliet have no flaws, and aren't old enough to be blamed if they did they die because of the pigheaded quarrel of their families, the montagues and capulets by writing the play, shakespeare began the shaping of modern drama, in which the fates of ordinary people are as crucial as those of the great.
Baz luhrmann's romeo + juliet and franco zeffirelli's romeo and juliet compared these film interpretations of shakespeare's play are examined in terms of the filmmaker's aesthetic vision with a chosen scene and crucial line analyzed in terms of desired results and execution in each version. Both the baz luhrmann and the franco zeffirelli versions of the shakespearian play ‘romeo and juliet’ have common scenes in the ‘balcony’ scene (act 2, scene 2), romeo and juliet’s accidental union presents an opportunity to quell the raging feud between the montagues and capulets, whilst sharing their emotions of each other. The tragedy of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare is considered by many the greatest love stories ever written a wide variety of literature, despite how renowned, is susceptible to great alterations that may change the entire meaning of the work, such as romeo and juliet the play, set in 17. Who is prince escalus from william shakespeare's romeo and juliet in the modern version by baz luhrmann in 1996 would you like to see baz luhrmann follow his 1996 romeo + juliet with a film of a midsummer night's dream.
Franco zeffirelli’s 1968 film was the first to cast age-appropriate actors in the roles, but regardless of accurate casting it remains a canonical cinematic depiction of shakespeare’s play. Baz luhrmann transformed william shakespeare's play of romeo and juliet, to a fast moving, modern adaptation, the film romeo + juliet luhrmann has transformed the context, setting, costume, music, language and the themes in romeo and juliet. The baz luhrmann romeo and juliet film i thought was not bad it had the right choice of actors the choices of leonardo dicaprio as romeo and claire danes as juliet were good. Romeo and juliet, american film drama, released in 1968, that was an adaptation of william shakespeare’s famous tragedy of the same name directed by franco zeffirelli, it is often lauded as the best take on the oft-filmed classic.
Franco zeffirelli and baz luhrmann's romeo and juliet sex, drugs, and violence are usually a potent combination, and only william shakespeare could develop them into a masterful, poetic, and elegant story. The opening to baz luhrmann’s ‘romeo and juliet’ seems a dramatic contrast to that of franco zeffirelli’s the two films being set in different periods is the first thing that produces the known difference right away. - comparing prologues of romeo and juliet by franco zefirelli and baz luhrmann analysis and comparison of the presentation of the prologue in film version of 'romeo and juliet', one by franco zefirelli, the other by baz luhrmann the prologue is the introduction, which gives an overview of the play. William shakespeare’s romeo & juliet qualities of the 400 -year-old play, this is decidedly as much baz luhrmann emotional resonance of franco zeffirelli’s immensely popular 1968.