Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Essay

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In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Zeffirelli’s version of the balcony scene is typical, Romeo climbing up the tree to see his love Juliet. Lurhman’s version of Romeo and Juliet is more modern were Juliet is not on the balcony and Romeo does not climb up a tree. Zeffirelli’s version of Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene gives a traditional perspective to the viewers it is more what you would imagine when thinking of Romeo and Juliet.

Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene viewers can conclude that the scene was made in medieval times. In the movie the costumes are older were the men wear tights and the women wear long elegant dresses. The balcony scene Juliet lives in an old castle that gives off the effect of how old the movies are compared to modern times. The sound in the balcony scene Romeo and Juliet emphasizes what they are saying and how they are speaking. Romeo and Juliet spoke in a formal way to show the viewer’s how classy they are. When Romeo was climbing up to see Juliet the music became happy and lovey dovey as Romeo was leaving the music became slower and sad to emphasize the sadness as they were parting. This version of Romeo and Juliet is more classic and traditional shown by how old the outfits, by the way they speak in such a proper way.

Baz Lurhman’s Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene viewers can conclude this version of the balcony scene is modernized. To show a modern version of the balcony scene Romeo and Juliet wore costumes for a costume party. Rome wore a night costume giving off the affect that he was Juliet knight in shining armor and Juliet wore an angle costume giving off the affect that she was Romeo’s angle. Romeo did not find Juliet on the balcony, Juliet was on the lower level by the pool talking to the stars about how much she misses and love’s Romeo. The way Romeo and Juliet talk they still use some of the same context of the traditional story but is easier to understand because it is modernized....
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