As many of the guests were standing, usually the poorer less educated people referred to as the groundlings, Shakespeare had to make sure his plays were interesting and drew people in right from the start. The first scene of any play is extremely important and the Shakespearian tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is no different. As in any first scene, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ plays across many different story lines and characters to the audience thus keeping them engaged and interested. It creates tension and lost of action and by the end of the scene there are many unanswered questions. It also includes amusement for the groundlings.
Conversely Zeffirelli's bona fide, well-made version, ensnared me, as I felt I understood the passion and purity of Romeo and Juliet love. On the divergent the film may have appealed to me, however it won't to everybody as it is aimed only at Shakespearean aficionados. Impeding modern viewers of capability of relating to the environment, and hence has a durable time of indulgencing the plot.
Luhrmann took a modern approach to William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ due to the fact that his film work was about youth and how its optimism, energy and inexperience were so ultimately human and real. Similarly, Zeffirelli was also keen in castin... ... middle of paper ... ...d of William Shakespeare. On the other hand, Luhrmann’s edition of Romeo and Juliet was an entirely different contrast to Zeffirelli’s that portrayed and brought about more contemporary aspects to the stage, for example, the setting being modernized, the American accents used to draw in predominantly young viewers. However, both the productions did succeed in delivering two fantastic versions of Romeo and Juliet to their specified audiences to fit their individual genres. However, I personally preferred the Luhrmann’s version, as there was an element of understanding, especially for younger adults that were able to comprehend it easily.
Personally, I think that Luhrmann represents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet extremely well but some critics have said that Luhrmann drowned Shakespeare's dialogue in technique of modern films and the romance was irretrievably lost. I would recommend this version of Romeo and Juliet to be used in the classroom because it has terrific mise en scene, the camera shots are varied and it is enjoyable to watch. The pupils would enjoy their task whether it is on media studies, comparing different interpretations of the play in their English lesson or just watching it as an end of term treat. I think that this version is different, modern and well worth seeing, so make up your own mind and watch it for yourself.
He could write about any situation which a person normally encounters and introduced new words which are used till date. Romeo and Juliet was a classic love story of forbidden love. The power in the story is incredible where the two lovers loved each other unconditionally and sacrificed their lives in an indelible manner. Romeo and Juliet play has never been so popular among the youngsters because of the strange and difficult language used by Shakespeare for describing the play. This dissatisfaction was an inspiration to Film and Television world and many directors since 1908 to till date has filmed this play in different ways.
Already, this shows strong characteristics of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo?s love completely overrides any subtlety that should be shown in the face of the raging family feud. Juliet, although she proclaimed her love to Romeo in what she thought was private, was very mindful of the other affecting factors, such a... ... middle of paper ... ...he was a very entertaining character for the duration of the play that he was alive. The fact that it is the pivotal point in the play where tragedy confirmed adds extra excitement to it. With the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt and the banishment of Romeo, there is little doubt in the audience?s mind that only tragic events will occur from this scene and on. The main, tragic theme of love and hate, which occurs throughout the play, gives the play an air of excitement and helplessness as far as any positive events happening after III.1.
This passage contains two morals relatable to life situations and Shakespeare has flawlessly conveyed these themes into events. In conclusion, Shakespeare creates a perfect event by the usage of excellent point of view, outstanding characterization, memorable imagery, figures of speech, romantic mood, and themes. Shakespeare miraculously creates beautiful imagery using five senses to grasp his audience’s attention. He characterizes Romeo perfectly as an obsessive lover, which fuses the theme of obsession together. This incredibly sweet and passionate scene sets a romantic mood for the audience, which carries on throughout the play.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet's Appeal to Audiences in Modern Time Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote what is perhaps the world's best-loved play: 'Romeo and Juliet'. It still plays to packed theatres, all over the world, and has been adapted and rewritten for thousands of operas, musicals, films and plays. However, a close look at the structure and content of "Romeo and Juliet" can explain the play's timeless appeal. The play is constructed with an astonishing complexity. A large number of related impressions, ideas and emotions are woven together throughout the play; this ensures an audience's interest is maintained throughout.
He wrote various plays and poems and is considered to be one of the most renowned writers of all time. Shakespeare’s influence has spread throughout generations and his works have been some of the most well known and well loved. Whether we have read his plays or not, his works are so prevalent that we are familiar with them. A Brief Look at the Life and Times of William Shakespeare “To be or not to be?, that is the question.” Many people may be familiar with this particular line because it’s something commonly heard within our lives. Whether it was covered in one’s high school English class or not, it is still well-known to people even if they have never read Hamlet.
He wrote the play for Queen Elizabeth the 1st, the play also appealed to a wider audience at that time. In Shakespeare’s time the audience would have really enjoyed watching this plays as it gives them chance to forget about their awful lives. Shakespeare wrote his plays just for his audience, some of his plays were a success and some weren’t. Romeo and Juliet was a huge success and is still a popular play now. The play starts with a prologue this tells the audience what is going to happen during the play bringing dramatic tension to the play, as the audience will be waiting to see the fights and tragedies.