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Plan Comparisons of the two Romeo and Juliet films.

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Plan Comparisons of the two Romeo and Juliet films

Romeo and Juliet is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. The play is a tragedy based on an allegedly true story. The play itself was written for the theatre. The story is set in Verona in Italy. The story is about two lovers who come from rich families, the Capulets and Montagues. Both of the families are sworn enemies. Their love brings tragic consequences. The play is known throughout the world.

The two main themes in the play are love and conflict. The play is dominated by these themes. Themes include romantic love and passion between Romeo and Juliet and gang warfare between the Montagues and Capulets, family arguments and conflict between generation gaps. These themes are universal. These themes are common today just as they were four hundred years ago. However, there are differences between today and Shakespeare's times. One example of the differences is entertainment. In Shakespeare's time the only entertainment they had was live plays where as nowadays we still have live plays but cinema is the most dominant.

William Shakespeare was born April 16th 1565 in Stratford-upon-Avon and, by some

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