• Romeo And Juliet Comparison Essay
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    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. Although the basic storyline remains the same, the differences are obvious. These differences can be found in the setting, characters and their speeches, and the culmination of the story. These differences between the versi...
  • Zeffirelli S Hamlet Branagh Audience Interpretation
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    Comparative Essay: Shaping Hamlet on the Silver Screen Two popular film renditions of Shakespeare s great tragedy Hamlet present us with two very different interpretations of the title role. In the first act of each we come to know Franco Zeffirelli s Hamlet, played by Mel Gibson, as authentic, believable, never exaggerated and not altogether puzzling; in stark contrast, Kenneth Branagh directs and plays a Hamlet who is fantastic, larger than life, intensely tortured, and enigmatic. Arguably Zef...
  • 2 Films On Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet Two films, both alike in content, set in fair Verona, where the directors laid out their scene, one created by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 and the other by Baz Luhbrmann in 1996. Both cinematic, both staying true to the plot and dialogue, each one radically different than the other, Zeffirelli sets his film within historical actuality, while Luhbrmann presents his with a modern twist. A story of love, revenge and death, revolving around a pair of star-crossed lovers, interpreted d...
  • Franco Zeffirelli And Baz Luhrmann's Romeo And Juliet
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    Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Sex, drugs, and violence are usually a potent combination, and only William Shakespeare could develop them into a masterful, poetic, and elegant story. In the play, 'The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,' all these aspects of teenage life absorb the reader or watcher. It is understood that Hollywood would try to imitate this masterpiece on screen, and it has done so in two films: Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 'Romeo and Juliet' and Baz Luhrmann's 1996'...
  • Romeo And Juliet 4 2
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    Romeo and Juliet: A Timeless Tragedy William Shakespeare wrote his ever famous play, Romeo and Juliet, in 1595. Like many of Shakespeare's plays, the story of Romeo and Juliet is timeless and has proven to remain perhaps the most popular story of tragic love. In 1968, 373 years after the play was originally written, a new movie was released and hailed as a new and futuristic Romeo and Juliet. This film is directed by Franco Zeffirelli and stars Leonard Whiting as Romeo and Olivia Hussey as Julie...
  • Response To Romeo And Juliet Franco Zeffirelli Movie Version
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    Response Page to Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli Version) The version of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, stays true to most of the original Shakespeare on which the film is based. In some places, though, the director took certain liberties in his deviation of the script from the original play that I personally find too wild. Other things that I disagreed with in Zeffirelli s version were his costuming and music usage. The first problem I had with the work was his cutting of ...
  • Paris' Death Zeffirelli Play Romeo
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    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. Although the original storyline is keep the same, many altered parts can also be observed. Some of these differences are found in the setting, the characters but mostly in the final scene. In this final scene of the play ...
  • Romeo And Juliet Act Ii Scene 2
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    Essay: Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scene 2 Although the film "Romeo and Juliet," directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the film directed by Baz Luhrmann follow the same story line and both took place at Juliet's house, they also differ in many ways. Zeffirelli's film portrayed more accurately the time period of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in the 14 th century because people wore more formal clothing instead of the modern day style which director Baz Luhrmann used. These two films were similar in a...