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“Romeo and Juliet” Comparison

In my essay I will be comparing lurhmann’s 1996 “Romeo and Juliet” with zeffireli’s 1968 version I’m going to look at the: Setting, time and place, background music, style and volume and also I will be looking at the: casting, characters, costumes, filming techniques, camera shots, angles, editing and special effects. The setting is in Read More

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Romeo and Juliet Tragedy

It is my opinion that no one person can be held responsible for the tragic deaths of the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Rather it is a combination of people and circumstances that contrive to form a tragic ending. Obviously, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, and thus has all the generic features of a Read More

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Luhrmann and Zeffirelli introduce the characters of Romeo and Juliet in their film versions of Shakespeare’s play

Films are made to make money and attract mass audiences. Most filmmakers want to aim their film at a wide range of people so that their film is a box office success. Films are more advanced than performances of plays in theatres as they can use lighting, sound effects, music and cameras to create atmosphere Read More

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The similarities and differences in the ways Shakespeare presents Juliet and Romeo

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragedy about love. But, more specifically it is a tragedy about young love. Shakespeare presents both he characters of Juliet and Romeo as being particularly young and youthful. But he gives each of them different characteristics that form this picture. These characteristics are often contrasting, but all Read More

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Intertextual Relations Between Romeo & Juliet the Play and the Baz Luhrmann Film

John Frow wrote “Texts are not structures of presence but traces and tracings of otherness. They are shaped by the repetition and the transformation of other textual structures. ” (Frow, ‘Intertextuality and Ontology’ from Worton and Still Intertextuality: Theories and Practises 1990. pg. 46) The “original” Shakespearean version of Romeo and Juliet (written between 1594 Read More

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The Fate of Time

What is love? Is it not a feeling, a dream, a look? How long must it take one to know he/she is in love? In addition, if it is longer then an hour is it really love? One could say love is in the eyes, the window to the soul; another could say the eyes Read More