Romeo and Juliet Compare and Contrast The story of Romeo and Juliet written by the all famous William Shakespeare is truly inspiring. Two star crossed lovers from families that hate each other change this feud around by dying to be with each other. Compared to the original play, Romeo and Juliet the movie by Baz Luhrman has a better representation of the story because the setting relates more to present day and the props and costumes grab the attention of the audience. Comparing the movie and the play has to start somewhere, so lets start by comparing the different settings. The original play is set back in ancient Verona, Italy 400 years ago, the movie on the other hand is set in present day Verona Beach, California. The play states, "Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new …show more content…
This is yet another example of how the movie is better than the play. The movie is able to grab the audiences' attention more when using modern day props. Another example of the movie being better is the fact that the costumes are totally different for each story. For example, in the play the women wore dresses and hats and the men wore long white undershirts and tights.The play says, "The movie on the other hand uses a more modern fashion including floral shirts and shorts for the men and the women wore dresses and t-shirts. An example from the movie is when Romeo is about to leave Verona Beach and Friar Lawrence gives him a floral shirt to wear. This proves my point because it is interesting to see an old play modernized and set in the world of today the clothes show this. The movie Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrman is more interesting than the play because the setting and props relate more to the people of today and really connect with them, and the costumes are very interesting. How else is the movie better than the book? Could it be the music, the plot, or possibly the
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Another difference that was instantly apparent in the movie was the absence of the images that pop up every couple of pages during the play. I think the absence of these images slightly undermines the aura of unreality. The presence of the images represents dreams and imagination, which we know are made up, fantasy. The absence of the dreamlike images helps us forget what Tom says at beginning of the play, "the play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic."
...ended. While Zeferelli’s version held true to the way the play has been written, only to take liberties with some of the dialogue, Luhrmann set the play in modern times. With his updated version Luhrmann was able to bring Romeo and Juliet to an entirely new, and younger audience. He directed the film so that today’s teenagers could relate to it. While the language may have confused some of today’s teenagers the majority understood the story. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a timeless, and romantic story that everyone at some point can relate to. This is not a fairytale it doesn’t have a happy ending, but it is a love story. Romeo and Juliet is a play that can be updated time and time again without ever loosing its original luster, and brilliance. I can only hope that when my children are teenagers another inspired director will bring this love story to life again.
Zeffirelli and Luhrmann are two very contrasting directors with very different tastes. The two movies are comparable in the aspect of being based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but reveal their version of love in polar opposites. Luhrmann thrusts the movie into the modern spotlight. It is more relatable, even enjoyable, taking Shakespeare's script and supplying a well adapted motion picture for the younger generation. Although, Zeffirelli conveyed what would have been the best adaptation of Shakespeare gaining yet another, final round-of-applause from The Bard.
The major differences in the movie to the play are that it starts off with a funeral scene which is not present in the original play, the portrayal of Ophelia’s madness as there are some lines that have been omitted, where Ophelia and Polonius spy on Hamlet which does not happen in the play and the way the production ends as there is no appearance of
Some of the differences I noticed in the play was the Shakespeare streams lines everything causing things to happen more deliberately and seemingly right after the pervious event. He also changes things around in order for the to make more sense in a play format. Other than changing things in order to make in more play friendly I believe
The play delivers a more toned back version of the story, more calm and relaxed, while the movies delivery is a hard hitting, dramatic one. Scene the play is more complex than its movie counterpart, it can be harder to get a grasp on the story and fully understand everything that is happening, and which character is doing what. The movie offers a clearer view of what is going on. Being able to recognize characters and locations, plus all of the dialogue that was present in the play, the movie is much more simplified, which does not negatively affect the story, but rather simply helps the viewer understand the plot, and what is currently happening in the story.
Paramount aspect of the movie and the play, the theme, were the same, and the overall messages in both were the same. For example, one main message in the stories was that love conquers all. This was demonstrated in both the play and the film when Romeo and Juliet kept secretly meeting each other even though they knew it was against their families’ wishes. In one scene of both the movie and the play Romeo and Juliet even got married and died together so that even if they could not be together on earth they would be together in death. Another message you learn from watching the movie and the play was that fighting solves nothing. In the play, when the two feuding families, the Montague’s and the Caplets, find their children dead they resolve their differences and agree to build a gold statue of Romeo and Juliet made out of gold after they state that their fighting only brought suffering. In the movie, although the families didn’t make up, you can infer that it was if the families and not been fighting that Romeo and Juliet would not have killed themselves, because they would not have to meet in secret and have Friar Lawrence devise a complicated plan so they could be together without their parents knowledge .
The differences between the movie doubt and the play have significant differences that would influence ones opinion about certain characters and situations in the story. Though the differences are few one would agree that at least one of these differences are game changers or at the very least they get you thinking and having doubts of your own.
In the movie, Percy was ringing the bell and Kate comes to grab Helen and get her off of Martha. In the play, Martha and Helen are cutting out paper dolls and Helen cuts Martha's hair. The play shows Helen as a nicer person than in the movie. Another difference is when Annie and Helen are in the hunting shack. Captain Keller came to see his daughter to see how she is doing in the movie. In the play, Captain Keller didn't come to see Helen in the hunting shack. When Keller does not come to see his daughter, it makes him look like a bad
Romeo and Juliet is a play about two lovers who have to risk their lives in order to demonstrate their love and will to stay together, regardless the feud between their families. By the end, the death of Romeo and Juliet finally bring the reconciliation to these two families. It is fate that the two most shall-not meet people fall in love and it love that eventually won against hatred. Since then, there have been many different versions of Romeo and Juliet, whether it was for film, stage, musicals. These different recontextualised adaptions change the original play by many ways, some modernise the language, environment, props as well as changing the original characteristics of some characters. Out of all the different adaptions of Romeo and Juliet, two stood out the most. One was the Romeo and Juliet (1996) and directed by Baz Luhrmann and the other one was Romeo and Juliet Broadway (2013) play version,
Despite the gap between the two films they both have very similar features and same intensions. Even though they are similar they also have their differences. The play was set in Padua, Italy, the film was shot at stadium High School in Tacoma, Seattle. The play has different characters and each of those characters have a different personality in the play. Kat in the play is rude, in the film she is rude but not as much as the play. Bianca in the play is alone and wanting to find someone, in the movie she is also alone but she try’s a lot harder than Bianca in the play. Gremio and Hortensio in the play are two different characters where is in the play they are joey meaning they are just one
Romeo and Juliet, a story of a tragic romance between two young lovers. And within the story you find that it is different from the book to the movie. While reading the book you notice some differences between it and the movie. While watching the movie you see one difference and it is that instead of swords like the book they have guns and they called them swords. They did this as a result of the movie is in a more modern time than the book. Another difference is when Mercutio is making Romeo go to the party. In the book he talks him into going to the party. In the movie Mercutio made him take a tablet or pill of some kind to make him go. Still the same as the other difference, still in a more modern era.
...more creative with script of the play. He did this primarily by writing dialogue that conveyed both emotional and everlasting love along with self-sacrificing for love. Through the movie the people who were concerned with obtaining money from this play began to accept the romantic sensation of the play. The characters change from negative to neutral or completely positive. Fennyman is the perfect example of this he is obsessed with getting his money back at the beginning but at the end he is more concerned about the play and his role has the apothecary. Overall the movie did not only show how Shakespeare life and personal experiences affected his writing but how they changed the personality of the actors and the higher ups. The higher ups opinions where changed drastically realizing that there are occasions were change is required to evolve society and it thoughts.