The Zefferelli version is more old fashioned and was set in the period of time I think Shakespeare actually meant it for. This version was directed in 1968 and set in medieval Italy. The Luhrman version is more modern and dramatic, it was filmed in 1996 in America and I think this was set in the future. The actors/actresses who played the parts of Romeo and Juliet in the Zefferelli version were Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, they were young talented teenagers with a great amount of potential. Luhrman took a much more different approach in choosing the actors/actresses to play the parts of Romeo and Juliet, he choose very well known stars unlike zefferelli .The part of Romeo was played by Leonardo di Caprio and the part of Juliet was performed by Clare Danes in the Luhrman version.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare SHAKESPEARE'S relationship to the Lord Chamberlain's Men seems to have involved the production of a couple of new plays every year. Broadly speaking, he provided them with a comedy and a tragedy (or historical play) for every season. The companion pieces to the two lyrical comedies are two no less lyrical tragedies, Romeo and Juliet and Richard II. While the detailed chronology of the four pieces is still unclear, it is generally agreed that they form a distinct group in Shakespeare's canon. The title page of the first quarto edition of Romeo and Juliet (1597) describes the play as 'An excellent conceited tragedy'.
Comparison of Romeo and Juliet Movies Franco Zeffirellis ‘Romeo & Juliet’ was the most popular film in the box office in 1968, eight years after he directed it on the stage in the West End. Baz Luhrmann created his version thirty years later, in a modern style. There are many differences and similarities between the films, but each does not change the tale. They use young actors and actresses to appeal to the younger audience at the time that they were released, but it is obvious to see the generation gap between them. The first noticeable difference is in the films title.
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life”(Prologue). This quote from the beginning of Romeo and Juliet shows great foreshadowing on what is to take place in the play. Director Franco Zeffirelli directed a version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. His adaptation took place in a classical/medieval setting with the relatively original script. Director Baz Luhrmann also created a version of Romeo and Juliet.
As the production that inspired many films, Shakespeare’s original Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy written to be performed (Chrisp 62). Shakespeare’s love story was one of his earliest tragedies with quite the history. Romeo and Juliet is broadly agreed to have first appeared around 1595 (Chrisp 65). From the beginning, it was truly a love story written for the stage. As a play, one of the most important aspects of the story was it’s performance.
'A Midsummer Nights Dream was written in 1595 by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's legendary status as a man of the theatre has crossed time and place. Respected as an artist of considerable merit in his own time, his reputation has expanded in the more than four hundred years since his birth to classify him as one of the greatest writers who has ever lived.So it should be no surprise that although it isn't a story read by children, (because of the Shakespearean language used.) we turned to M... ... middle of paper ... ...r the Lion, two emotions that the film its self conjures up. There is a main theme that connects a play that was written during a time of war and killing and a play that was written over 400 hundred years ago, dreams.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespare. It tells the story of two star crossed lover as they try to find a place in the world together without dealing with the rivalry of their families. Many reenactments of the play have been made. One of the most popular was a movie that came out in 1996 starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes. It was a very accurate representation of the play, yet still differed in many ways.
(Act II, Scene II and Act Iv, Scene I) Luhbrmann use these to parts in the film a commercial explaining what is to come. In conclusion, Romeo and Juliet, is the perfect of Shakespeare plays to be done as a film, both filmmakers had different interpretation of the story. It is a film, which can reach the masses, everyone is familiar with it, and it is a great story. Bibliography: Romeo and Juliet dir Luhbrmann 1996 Romeo and juliet dir Zeffirelli 1968
Lurhmann directed his version of ‘Romeo And Juliet’ at Verona Beach in America. Starring Leonardo Di Caprio as Romeo and Clair Danes as Juliet, this film is a modern 20th century recording of Shakespeare’s love story. Both directors try to use their opening sequence to show us a clip of their interpretation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’. Both openings set different moods to the films and just by looking at the opening sequences we see a mini trailer of each film. We can tell vaguely what the film is going to be about and what genre it is in.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The first scene of the two film versions of Romeo and Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli is a very unusual and interesting interpretation of the 16th century play, written by the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Both Luhrmann and Zeffirelli capture the love and tragedy story in different ways. Baz Luhrmann very cleverly manages to weave the past into the present by setting the movie in Shakespearean language and yet giving the film a very modern twist. It is set in, the very heart of a modern American city that is quite threatening and urban. Here crime thrives in the city centre, violence rules the streets and becomes a part of daily life and where people are bred not to reveal their true feelings living a life of fear, chaos and full of illusions.