Differences Between Romeo and Juliet the Play and the Movie Essay

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Romeo And Juliet Play And Movie

    In the play, Friar John has been sent to Mantua to inform Romeo of Juliet's phony suicide. He is unsuccessful in getting the message to Romeo due to being quarantined because he has been "in a house / Where the infectious pestilence did reign [. . .]" (Shakespeare 5.2). In the movie, the message from Friar Lawrence to Romeo is sent through a delivery service called "poste haste." The message is "blown away in the dust-laden wind" (Downing 5). In both the play and the movie, Balthasar goes to Mantua to tell Romeo that Juliet is "laid low in her kindred's vault" (Shakespeare 5.1). Balthasar is unaware of the fake suicide and believes that Juliet is truly dead. Because Balthasar reaches Romeo before Friar Lawrence can get word to him, the love between Romeo and Juliet is doomed. In the movie, when the letter does not get delivered to Romeo, the audience can see how important the letter is by how upset Friar Lawrence is when he learns that the letter has been returned. On the other hand, the reading of the play does not reveal Friar Lawrence's reaction as vividly as the movie…

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  • Essay On The Differences Between Romeo And Juliet Play And Movie

    when making a movie of one of the most well known plays in the world, you have to step up your game. The movie Romeo and Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann never really comes close to the play written by William Shakespeare. Every difference in the movie can affect the representation of the play, setting, characters like Romeo and even the plot. The Setting is one of the biggest parts of anything, book, movie, or play. There are differences and similarities between the two versions, good and bad.…

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  • Differences Between Romeo And Juliet Play And Movie

    The Romeo and Juliet 1968 version is a movie you should watch if you are a new Shakespearean learner. This movie shows and demonstrates almost everything that you would feel if, you were to see Shakespeare put on a play. In my opinion the chemistry between all of the characters was phenomenal. It made me feel as if I was apart of the movie and saw all of this unfold in Verona. Also the comic relief that the Nurse and Mercutio supplied was phenomenal in my perspective. Also finally the locations…

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  • Differences Of Shakespeare And Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo And Juliet

    to the classic tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. While many different directors have tried to capture the tragedies that occur during Shakespeare 's play, Franco Zeffirelli created his portrayal of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. Romeo and Juliet is the classic love tale of star crossed lovers facing their feuding families while falling in love in the hectic 1500’s filled with death from not only feuds but also the plague. A story filled with magic sleeping potions and men in tights is sure to let…

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  • Comparative Essay: The Differences Between Romeo And Juliet

    “They are differences but there are a lot of similarities.” This quote stands true for many aspects of life, especially the comparison between a work of literary and the movie produced from it. This stands true the story of two teenagers who fall in love and cause many unfortunate events has remained a lifelong favorite from the time it was published in 1595 to the time when a movie was released in 1968. The story and movie of Romeo and Juliet remains similar in many ways, but presents many…

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  • Romeo And Juliet Movie Comparison Essay

    Romeo and Juliet Movie Comparison The classic play of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has been turned into a movie which are directed by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann. These two movies are similar and different in many ways and the directors of each play tried to put their spin on this classic play. There are many scenes which are different and similar but one is Act 5 Scene 3. One difference is that when Romeo came to find Juliet she was in a church while in the newer movie but…

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  • Romeo And Juliet: Comparing The Book And Movie

    In the movie Romeo and Juliet, the Franco Zeffirelli film, there were differences between it, and the play by William Shakespeare. Some of them were critical to the story, and the others were just small and did not impact it. For example, in the beginning when the characters are introduced, they are all introduced when they are in the play, except for Rosaline. That didn’t impact the story, but others had a bigger impact. There were also some plot holes in the movie, and differences in the…

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  • Romeo And Juliet 1996 Vs 1996

    story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story. The original play, written by William Shakespeare is used in different storylines today. It is also portrayed in movies and books, but given a little differently in each. The play is has been modernized, used in the 1996 edition. A variety writers have a different way of telling the story, but all mostly works have the same story outline. The two movies from 1968 and 1996 each have a different way of performing the play. Each movie does however,…

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  • Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet is a movie about two star-crossed lovers who journey with a relationship between the toils of two families feud, adapted from Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and produced into a film by Baz Luhrmann. The movie details the lives of Romeo and Juliet, who are in love, though caught in the confusion of their families feud. The lovers conceal their relationship, but that doesn’t keep either families from concealing their ‘swords’. Several die in the conquest of…

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  • Romeo And Juliet: Comparing The Movie And The Play

    My first difference I noticed between the movie and the play was the choice of weapons. In the play the characters fought with swords but in the movie they had guns. This is important because since there was a difference in time period from the movie to the play they had to switch the swords for guns.also the important e of switching the weapons of choice was because swords are more dangerous, when you had a sword you had to be t close range to kill r even fight somebody whereas the guns you…

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