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A Comparison of Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet

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A Comparison of Act 3 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet In this assignment I will be comparing how Act 3 Scene 5, of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is portrayed by Channel 4 Middle English schools version and Baz Luhrmann's film version. Both of the versions use Shakespeare's language but they choose to leave out different sections of the original play. The main events of Act 3 Scene 5 are that Romeo leaves Juliet's house, Juliet is told by her mother that she is to get married to Paris at St. Paul's on Thursday, but then Juliet argues with her mother. This causes a lot of tension between the family and she goes on to row with her father. The Channel 4 version is set out in a room that is dark and spacious, there are many wood furnishings and these look very expensive. There's a very traditional feel to this Channel 4 version with candles showing the only source of light, this shows when the scene was set back in Elizabethan times when there was no electricity. ...read more.

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In both versions of the play they use Shakespeare's language, in the Channel 4 version this is expected because of how the play is set out with it been more traditional and realistic look, but in Baz Luhrman's version it isn't expected because of the modernisation of the scene. So using language they use blank verse with ten stresses per line another word for this is iambic pentameter, this means no rhythm and imitates the rhythms of natural speech. In Channel 4's version the stage is set with heavy wood furniture with a very dark wood colour, all the persons in this play are rich Elizabethan noble people. In Baz Luhrman's version it is very different as everything is virtually modernised. All things are white and beautiful and the furniture stands out as if everything is all wonderful. There is much more movement in this play unlike the Channel 4 version where everything is all static. ...read more.

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look like it's going to blow over and maybe a fight may come, especially when Capulet says how his 'fingers itch' and that he may smack his daughter. I prefer Baz Luhrman's version of the play, mainly because it has a much more thrilling touch to it than the Channel 4 version. Baz Luhrman has set out to make this play a much more of a box office record breaker and with his budget he could do this, by hiring actor's that had already starred in big movies. Luhrman's version had a mixture of genres in it, parts had humour in when the nurse walks in to find Romeo in bed with Juliet which starts Romeo scampering around to search for his clothes, parts had drama when Juliet's nurse says she isn't going to help. The Channel 4 version of this scene wasn't any good because they will have been on a lower budget and setting the scene and all the furniture would have to be cheap and not very effective. ...read more.

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