Differences Between Romeo And Juliet Play And Movie

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It is quite remarkable how Shakespeare’s play of Romeo and Juliet can be so much better than its Movie production. Although the movie production had better technology it left out so many major parts. The play on the other hand had set a better mood, plot and details which made it more interesting and dramatic and therefore a better presentation. The play is set in a fictional city called Verona where two families live. These two families have been having a feud for generations.
One major difference between the play and the movie actually occurs in the mood set in the two. An example is the marriage scene where Romeo and Juliet are in a very serious mood. The reader can tell this from the way the two relate to each other. Romeo says that the holy words the friar speaks can make something without an equal, which is a very intelligent thing to say. In the movie however the two are kissing and giggling the whole time, this portrays a bad image as it shows as though the movie wanted people to think that the characters wanted to look like fools and children and that they could do anything the way its normally done, thus making this scene not look very realistic. In real life young adults take issues seriously because they know it’s a major step in life.
Another major difference is in
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Though there are some similarities there is some difference also. One difference is that the movie that stars Leonardo Whiting and Olivia Hussey is set in the modern day. Though this takes place in the present time, the speech and tone is of the original script. The actors therefore speak the same way William Shakespeare would have spoken back in 1500s. These two young actors also made an impact in playing their roles as Romeo and Juliet because the film was very popular among the young

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