The 1996 version uses a lighter approach with Verona Beach, and the 1968 version is mainly dark and shadowy. It begins with Romeo, De Caprio, fleeing from the cops. The two were naturally very different, but there was also a theme of lightness and darkness running through both of them. In the original play, the Prince of Verona ends the fight between the families. The positioning was sloppy and did not fit with what the scene intended to be in the play.
The timing and setting of the play would therefore suggest that… Solomon and Gaeynor is little more than another, more modern version of Romeo and Julliet. As punishment, Romeo is banished from Verona. Both show different scenes of the cities used to portray the story. In Zefferelli's production, there is a lot of commotion after the nurse finds her dead. Mercutio and Romeo are clearly afraid of Tybalt.
Juliet looks at Romeo with concern and confusion. The contrast of the families is not as obvious in this version. The nurse sees him More College Papers Foucault and Truffaut: Power and Social Control in French Society Both Michel Foucault and Truffaut's depiction of a disciplinary society are nearly identical. His flashy and skimpy silver skirt and top helped to make his crazy sense of humor obvious just by looking at his wardrobe. In both, the clothing was from the Elizabethan era. Zeffirelli also fleshed-out the characters, giving them more depth and emotion than in Romeo and Juliet. There were only slight differences with minor lines cut out, but the lines that were not needed in modern times were the lines Shakespeare used to set a scene.
Water primarily was included in the setting. As well as this we come to understand that with the roughness of love comes indifferent sexualities, gender conflicts and powered bravados that entwine themselves into one big mess to indeed create the established plays we read today. In 1968, Zefferelli left the scene on the balcony, and it was dark during the scene. The modern is set in the over-decorated, glitzy, up-scale Capulet mansion. Romeo hears of a party at the house of Capulet, he knows he must go to see Rosalyn to find out if she really is his true love.
The nurse sees him leave, also. This version is very modernized, but keeps the language intact with few changes. They spend their time talking and kissing in the elevator. This was shown during the party scene, Act I, scene V when Lord Capulet was to rebuke Tybalt and call him……. When Juliet's father informs her of her arranged marriage to Paris, both versions handle this as a sad scene for Juliet. Also, he wrote Hamlet and Macbeth, two other well known plays. This symbolizes his feelings over Rosaline, the girl he loves.
We do not get the sense of immaturity with De Caprio, but rather a sense of manhood. Two characters that exceedingly alter the lives of both Romeo and Juliet are Mercutio and Friar Lawrence. The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition, Second Edition One-Volume Hardcover. As you can see, the similarities are the clothing, setting, and ending. Finally, I didn't like Romeo dying in Juliet's arms when they were both.
The Friar in the old version gives Friar John a letter for Romeo. Where as in the movie while up an antenna there is only a short statement by Mercutio making fun of him. Then he remembers a potion he has that can make her appear to be dead for 24 hours, only to wake up after that. In 1968, Zefferelli left the scene on the balcony, and it was dark during the scene. In the newer version, Romeo arrives at the church and a person is at the front. After she fails in this, she takes his gun and shoots herself in the head. It had no relevance to the story line what so ever.
Tybalt's character in the drama and in the film has more similarities than differences. He hurries to Mantua to tell Romeo of her death. She asks him to help her, and he mysteriously talks about a plant that can help her to fake her death for a day. Whilst reading the book you get any idea much more like the older version movie, except the killing is more obvious and is more vivid. In 1968, however, Zefferelli uses dark colors for the Montagues and lighter colors for the Capulets. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire and was alive during the Elizabethan era.
There was a lot of screaming between the two families, and it seemed as if they were fighting with each other before the initial fight began. When he finally gets into the church, he sees Juliet and delivers a long speech to her while she appears to be dead. Mercutio and Romeo's friends think that Mercutio is still fooling around and faking an injury to make fun of Tybalt. The whole incident makes it look as if Tybalt, Romeo, and Mercutio are only playing around. Friar Lawrence leaves because people are coming, and Juliet is left in the tomb.