Musical updating romeo juliet
Nugent who wrote ‘romance glows and sparkles and gleams with breathless radiance.’ While it wasn’t a runaway hit, it did receive four Oscar nominations.
Originally directing operas, Franco Zeffirelli decided to tackle Romeo and Juliet as his first Shakespeare production on the professional level.
This page contains links to the free original script of Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare.
The language used in Shakespeare’s day is slightly different to today’s modern English, which is reflected in the text.
Baz Luhrmann's updating of the love classic retains the bard's original dialogue alongside a modern soundtrack and a disarmingly simple score by British composer Craig Armstrong.
Released: 1996 Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Clare Danes, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite The Film: Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona where the gun-toting members of two warring families wage a vicious battle on the streets as the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo (Leonardo di Caprio) and Juliet (Clare Danes) pursue their tragic destiny.
This may be one of the reasons why it was so beloved, as they each brought something different to the roles.
Zeffirelli wanted to appeal to the youth of the day and created a production that was ‘real.’ Indeed, Judi Dench – who played Juliet alongside John Stride as Romeo – even stated that ‘nothing as realistic had been seen for a very long time in Shakespeare.’ The play didn’t please everyone, but those who did love it did so because it was brimming with ‘realism and rawness’ and that Zeffirelli had ‘worked a miracle’ in doing so. That’s right, as this movie is a unique and exciting adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was originally published in 1597 and is the tragic love story of a young man and woman who come from rival families.Numerous productions, from theatrical to ballets to films, have been created over the years to introduce, or re-introduce, this classic to audiences.Our article on Shakespeare & early modern English, or our Shakespeare dictionary, will help you to understand the language as you read through the original text Another thing to bear in mind as you read the Romeo & Juliet script are Shakespeare’s stage directions, .Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines.