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To Compare and Contrast To Film Adaptations of William Shakespeare’S Play ‘Romeo+Juliet’ and To Focus On the Following Scenes; -the Opening Scenes -the Party Scenes -the Fight Scene

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To compare and contrast to film adaptations of William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo+Juliet' and to focus on the following scenes; -the opening scenes -the party scenes -the fight scene where Tybalt and Mercutio die. -the final scene Conditions Started in school, finished at home. Opening Scene (Zefferlis version) Zefferelis directed this version of Romeo and Juliet. Zefferelis version was set in the 16th Century so as you can imagine the style of clothes the people wore drastically different compared to what we wear nowadays. The opening scene takes place in a market place. In this version, the Capulets begin the fight by walking in front of the Montague's and tripping up the friar. The mood becomes very tense and still, people around the market place are at a stand still to watch this bust up between the Capulets and the Montague's. The Montague's question the Capulets 'Did you bite your thumb at me?' the Capulets reply 'We do bite our thumb at you!'. The Montague's walk away. The Capulets hit the friar with a stick. 'DRAW!' the Montague's shout. So now Montague's and Capulets start to have a brawl in the middle of the market place. Then the Prince stops the fight telling the Montague's to come and see him now, and the Capulets to see him later. ...read more.

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Romeo walks over to Juliet, grabs her hand and takes her into the lift. Romeo kisses Juliet in the lift, the made shouts for Juliet, but Juliet closes the door on the lift and presses the button for the lift to go up a floor. The lift moves up a level, when the doors open on the top floor the made is there to take Juliet away from Romeo. Capulets Party (Zefferlis version) The party kicks off of Romeo outside of the Capulets mansion. Romeo is all dressed up ready for the party. Romeo's standard of dress was very poor, even for those days, he wore rugged old clothes. After a while Romeo plucks up the courage to walk into the Capulets party. When Romeo is inside the Capulets large and impressive house he scans the room to see if her knew anyone. Whilst scanning the room he casts his eyes on a beautifully dressed Juliet. Juliet stares at Romeo as well as Romeo stares at Juliet. Juliet carries on dancing with her friends. Later that night Juliet stands by a pillar talking to people by a pillar, Romeo walks over behind that pillar and starts to speak to her. ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet holds Romeos hand and starts to cry, Romeo slowly dies in the fingertips of Juliet. Juliet is very upset, so she decides to join Romeo by drinking the remaining contents of the poison. The police find out where Romeo is, so they burst through the doors of the apothecary only to find Romeo and Juliet dead next to each other. The Ending (Zefferlis version) Balthazar find Juliets body in the temple thinking she is dead, so her ride off on horseback to find Romeo. Once Balthazar finds Romeo he tells him about Juliet, but tells Romeo he cant go and see her. Romeo takes no notice to this and rides off by horseback to the temple where Juliet lies. Romeo arrives at the temple and breaks down the door to get in. Romeo runs down the steps to find Juliet lying there. Romeo has a bit of a break down and cries. Romeo reaches for the poison out of his pocket and drinks some, Romeo dies. Balthazar turns up at the temple and finds that the doors have been broken down, so he runs inside to find Juliet waking up. Balthazar sees Romeo dead next to Juliet, Balthazar grabs Juliets hand and takes her out of the temple before she sees Romeo on the floor next to her. ...read more.

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