Shakespeare's original play, romeo and juliet and luhrmann's appropriated version, both investigate different types of conflict the two texts are set in completely contrasting social and historical contexts of elizabethan england to southern california in verona beach. Romeo and juliet was written by william shakespeare in 1595 during the years past, film directors have used a wide range of techniques to bring the story of the star crossed lovers to our modern stages. Romeo and juliet film comparison comparisons of films from watching the older and more modern version of the killing of mercutio and tybalt there are obvious differences, as well as hidden ones. Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and romeo and juliet interpreted by zeffirelli are two versions of a classic tale of two young lovers in reading shakespeares romeo and juliet and viewing zeffirellis romeo and juliet one becomes aware of many differences between them. When i was asked to compare baz luhrmann's and franco zefirelli's versions of romeo and juliet one out of many things drastically separates the two videos for me zeferelli had set the play.
Romeo & juliet the movie vs william shakespeare's play scene comparison by: ben carleton if you are wondering whether you should watch the new romeo & juliet movie starring leonardo dicaprio after you have read the play by william shakespeare than you must read this. In william shakespeare's romeo and juliet , a long feud between the montague and capulet families disrupts the city of verona and causes tragic results for romeo and. A comparison of the two film versions of romeo and juliet i have been studying the prologue to 'romeo and juliet' written by the magnificent playwright, william shakespeare sometime between 1594 and 1596. Zeffirelli's version of romeo and juliet is very well made and had a lot of thought put into it but it wont appeal to everybody because it is aimed at shakespeare fans my rating: luhrmanns version: 10/10 zeffirelli's version: 7/10.
F ranco zeffirelli's 1968 movie version of romeo and juliet is back on re-release high-minded and lively, with heartbreakingly beautiful actors on show, and all shot in a kind of honeycomb. Shakespeare's romeo and juliet have been adapted in many different ways by different people romeo and juliet is a film that gripped the world, no matter what age or what language you spoke many directors from around the world made there own version of the film in many different languages. Juliet - opening scenes comparison - sample essay william shakespeare's romeo and juliet has been made into two very successful films in 1968 zefferellis version was a huge success and in 1997, another version, a very different version was a production from baz luhrmann. Last class, we watched act 1 of zeffirelli's romeo and julietthis class we are going to watch the same scenes in luhrmann's version and compare them, both to the other movie and to the play itself.
Romeo and juliet - zeffirelli and luhrmann the two main film interpretations of shakespeare's romeo and juliet are zeffirelli's, made in 1968, and luhrmann's, made in 1997 although they use the same original script written by shakespeare, these two films are very different. Comparison of romeo and juliet movies franco zeffirellis 'romeo & juliet' was the most popular film in the box office in 1968, eight years after he directed it on the stage in the west end baz luhrmann created his version thirty years later, in a modern style. I have an essay due tomorrow, and you have to compare and contrast the balcony scene of romeo and juliet (zeffirellis version and luhrmanns version.
- comparing the luhrmann and zeffirelli versions of romeo and juliet romeo and juliet is a play by shakespeare written in the sixteen century it is a play of passion, lover and anger both the luhrmann and the zeffirelli versions of the shakespearian play, romeo and juliet, have common scenes. The article presents a comparison between william shakespeare's romeo and juliet, and arthur brooks romeus and juliet shakespeare had before him the task of transforming a poem following the methods of elizabethan romance-prolix, full of description of scene and character, stuffed with comment. The opening of baz luhrman's film version of romeo and juliet franco zeffirelli's 1969 version of 'romeo and juliet' was actually filmed on location in verona and is set in the 15th century, when the story of romeo and juliet was meant to happen.
We can definitely note several differences in shakespeare's actual play romeo and juliet and the film version directed by franco zeffirelli in 1968, especially with respect to what zeffirelli. Students will compare and contrast 3 versions of the balcony scene from romeo & juliet original text, 1968 and 1996 movie version watching the scene 3 times prepares them for a lesson in figurative language and a discussion of literature vs movies. Juliet: o romeo, romeo, wherefore art thou romeo deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and i'll no longer be a capulet romeo: i have night's cloak to hide me from their eyes, but thou love me, let them find me here.
Introduction one of the most famous scene in the shakespeare play romeo and juliet is the balcony scene which occurred in (221-205) this scene takes place in capulet's garden where romeo stares at juliet while she is on her balcony confessing her love for romeo. The renowned william shakespeare's play, romeo and juliet was directed into two movie versions the traditional version of 1968 that was directed by franco zeffirelli and the modern version of 1996 that followed as directed by baz luhrman. Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and zeffirelli's interpretation of this play are two different version of this classical tragic story of two young lovers when reading the play by shakespeare and seeing zeffirelli's movie we can observe various differences between them.