"ROMEO AND JULIET." "ROMEO AND JULIET." Term Paper ID:30889 Essay Subject: Discusses two film versions of the Shakespearean play.... 4 Pages / 900 Words 0 sources, 0 Citations, OTHER Format 16.00 Paper Abstract: Discusses two film versions of the Shakespearean play.
The 1968 film "ROMEO AND JULIET," directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and the 1961 musical "WEST SIDE STORY," based on the stage musical. Discusses how "ROMEO AND JULIET" follows the Shakespeare play in terms of the main characters. The racial element introduced to the story in "WEST SIDE STORY.
"Paper Introduction: Two very different versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are seen in the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet (written by Franco Brusati and Maestro D'Amico and directed by Franco Zeffirelli) and the 1961 musical West Side Story (screenplay by Ernest Lehman and direction by Robert Wise, based on the stage musical by Arthur Laurents and Leonard Bernstein). The film Romeo and Juliet follows the Shakespeare play faithfully for the most part, though much of Shakespeare's dialogue was cut, as was the death of Paris in Act V, Scene 3. the main characters are Romeo and Juliet, one a Capulet and the other a Montague.
They are living out their destinies, and the choices they make derive from their characters and the situations in which they find themselves. More than this, their choices have been limited for them by their parents and their