Adaptation Of Romeo And Juliet

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A movie adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 portrays the original work of the playwright and script. The story is about the tragic, and untimely death of two lovers, Romeo and Juliet . In the following scene the story opens to Act III Scene i with Mercutio and Tybalt. This scene follows the interaction of major characters such as Tybalt, Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio. Throughout this scene, the adaptation was able to interpret the following: setting, stage directions, and ability to stay true to the script. Being that, the 1968 directed version by Zeffirelli was able to interpret the original work of Shakespeare from the setting, to stage directions, and to the script. Setting shown in the movie is able to interpret the original work accurately. As in the following scene of Act III Scene i, Benvolio says “I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire. The day is hot…” Thus, illustrating to readers that it is a hot day, which is visually represented in the movie with Mercutio bathing in a fountain from the sweltering heat. Furthermore, Benvolio continues to tell Mercutio to retreat as they were in a public setting in the script. Which, notably was depicted in the movie as they were set in the streets of Verona. …show more content…
From the visuals of the setting set accurately in the city of Verona, to the characters able to be dressed in the historically accurate period clothing, to the stage directions able to visually represent their emotions and expression, the older version was able to adapt the original playwright accurately of Romeo and Juliet. Thus, the directed version by Zeffirelli is able to encapture the setting of the scenes, stage directions for the characters, and fluidity to pace well with the script in the adaptation of the

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