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Explore how Baz Luhrmann, the director of "Romeo and Juliet", has produced an exciting start to his film.

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  • Submitted: 20/06/2005
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AS and A Level Romeo & Juliet

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Explore how Baz Luhrmann, the director of "Romeo and Juliet", has produced an exciting start to his film.

Many people do not like Shakespearian plays, this is because of the use of old English language, a language so different from our modern language it would seem something totally different. Lots of people would be instantly put off by the words, which they often wouldn't understand, like when watching a foreign film. Shakespearian plays are usually played out in the traditional dress of the day, over four hundred years old. The clothes worn and language spoken makes most Shakespearian plays quite a challenge to watch. Baz Luhrmann the director of "Romeo & Juliet" faced a very difficult dilemma when creating the film version of the Shakespearian Play; firstly he wanted it to appeal to viewers, especially the younger generations who probably never before watched or read a Shakespeare play. However in wanting it to get audiences to like it and appeal to them, would he ruin the adaptation. What he has done has in some ways met a compromise, he retains the old English text from the play which although people don't totally understand, with a modern

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