An Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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An Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

In This essay, I am going to be analysing the opening sequence of Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. I will talk about the prologue, which is repeated three times, how it shows the seriousness of the conflict between the houses of Capulet and Montague and finally an analysis of the opening scene.

This film directed by Baz Luhrmann's, it is an updated version from the original written by William Shakespeare and which was first performed in 1595. This interpretation was released in cinemas in 1997. Differences in Baz Luhrmann's Interpretation of William
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Another section of the opening sequence also comes from act one scene 1, where we see the servants of the Caplets are on the street waiting for some of the Montague's to arrive. When they do, one of the Capulet "bites his thumb" at them, essentially a strong insult. The Montague's accept the insult and the men start to fight in the petrol station.

In my opinion, I think that Baz Luhrmann has chosen to repeat the prologue three times to make people understand what was to come, and this gives us a sense of foreboding about the play of Romeo & Juliet, and Baz Luhrmann defies conventions of the traditional director and he tells us what is going to happen even before the film has barely begun. He tries to make people understand what was to come, but he defers form adding in the last two lines of the prologue, which are "In which if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend". In other words this means that if you have not understood this piece then they hope that the rest of the film helps you to

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