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Romeo and Juliet adaptation

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Romeo and Juliet adaptation In my adaptation of Romeo and Juliet I am going to cast the following actors and actresses: Prince Escalus: Vinny Jones Romeo: Michael Owen Juliet: Rachel Powell Montague: Johann Cruyff Capulet: Sven Goran Eriksson Nurse to Juliet: Dawn French Paris: David Beckham Mercutio: Lenny Henry Benvolio: Thierry Henry Tybalt: Nicholas Anelka Friar Lawrence: Stephen Tomkinson Balthasar: Steven Gerrard Lady Montague: Hayley Mills Lady Capulet: Ulrikka Jonsson This adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is based on a football theme. There are two rival chairmen and their families of two football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City. Both of these football clubs are in Manchester. On the east of Manchester we have Manchester United, on the west of Manchester we have Manchester City. The chairman of Manchester City is Capulet and the chairman of Manchester United is Montague. These two rival football teams have battled through thick and thin to win the Championship to take the title of premiership winners. Every year like a pendulum swings from side to side the championship is won by united one year and city the next it's carried on like this for years. ...read more.

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Next morning Romeo goes to church and asks Friar Lawrence to marry Romeo and Juliet. They get married. But then Mercutio and Tybalt have a show down and fight each other. Tybalt kills Mercutio; Romeo is so hurt by this he kills Tybalt because he killed his best friend. Prince Escalus hears of this and banishes Romeo from Manchester. Juliet becomes engaged to Paris but she cannot marry him as she is in love with Romeo and is already married. So Friar Lawrence helps her out and gives her 'magic sleep'. It is a drug, which makes her appear dead for 48 hours. She takes it and 'dies'. Meanwhile the Friar gives Romeo a phone-call; no one answers so the Friar leaves a message. Romeo doesn't get it, as his machine is broken. Juliet's family, grieve for her and Friar Lawrence takes the service. Balthasar, Romeo's most trustworthy friend, appears at the church and sees what has happened. He immediately drives down to see Romeo and tells him what has happened. ...read more.

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I think also that he will be loud enough for the part as well. I have featured Dawn French as the nurse as she is a comedienne and in Shakespeare's original play the nurse is a light-hearted person with a sense of humour which I think Dawn French is ideal for. I think Lenny Henry is ideal for the part of Mercutio, as in Shakespeare's original play Mercutio is a funny character and is thinks that life is a permanent joke. As Lenny Henry is a comedian he is ideal for the part. I have put Michael Owen as Romeo and Rachel Powell as Juliet because they can both play football and both play for the opposing side in this movie. Rachel Powell plays for the female side, Rachel Powell is of a different creed and is black I thought this would be good because there is never a Juliet from a different racial background. I have made it up to date in the sense of the tension between different gangs today, for example arson and murders. Everything is up to date including the team kits of the teams. ...read more.

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