History Theatre / RomeoAndJuliet

4th Mar '17 2:50:29 AM PaulA
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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: One of the most famous examples, the opening narration tells an abridged version of the entire play including the deaths of the title characters.
3rd Mar '17 9:37:45 PM papyru30
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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: One of the most famous examples, the opening narration tells an abridged version of the entire play including the deaths of the title characters.



* RedHerring: After Romeo kills Tybalt, Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she plans to send someone to Mantua to give Romeo "an unaccustomed dram" (or in other words, an assassin will poison him). Because the audience knows that Romeo and Juliet are going to die, but not exactly how, this line suggests that Romeo may be murdered at the end (which, of course, is not the case).
16th Feb '17 8:09:23 AM AutumnLeaves
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* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1932 short story retelling by Karel Čapek.
8th Feb '17 12:12:52 PM RubyVisiblyShaken
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BoyMeetsGirl. It's LoveAtFirstSight. But Boy and Girl are members of FeudingFamilies. [[FourthDateMarriage Boy secretly marries Girl]]. Boy's friend is murdered by Girl's cousin, so Boy [[TheDogShotFirst kills Girl's cousin]], then skips town. Girl agrees to [[FakingTheDead dangerous plot]] to avoid an ArrangedMarriage set up by her parents. Plot [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]]. Boy, hearing of Girl's "death," returns to town and [[DrivenToSuicide kills self]] at her grave. Girl, [[MissedHimByThatMuch waking and discovering this]], kills self in turn. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Grief-stricken]] families reconcile. TheEnd!

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BoyMeetsGirl. It's LoveAtFirstSight. But Boy and Girl are members of FeudingFamilies. [[FourthDateMarriage Boy secretly marries Girl]]. Boy's friend is murdered by Girl's cousin, so Boy [[TheDogShotFirst kills Girl's cousin]], then skips town. Girl agrees to [[FakingTheDead dangerous plot]] to avoid an ArrangedMarriage set up by her parents. Plot [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]]. Boy, hearing of Girl's "death," returns to town and [[DrivenToSuicide kills self]] self for real]] at her grave. Girl, [[MissedHimByThatMuch waking and discovering this]], kills self in turn. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Grief-stricken]] families reconcile. TheEnd!
29th Jan '17 7:23:39 PM sailor_otaku0048
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Very commonly seen to distinguish the two families and highlight how irreconcilable they are. In Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation, the Capulets wear red and the Montagues blue, and the Prince's family wear somber, dark browns. In the 2013 film adaption, the Montagues wear red and Capulets wear blue.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Very commonly seen to distinguish the two families and highlight how irreconcilable they are. In Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation, the Capulets wear red and the Montagues blue, blue (or sometimes green), and the Prince's family wear somber, dark browns. In the 2013 film adaption, the Montagues wear red and Capulets wear blue.
9th Jan '17 5:52:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', a somewhat polarizing update directed by Creator/BazLuhrmann starring Claire Danes and LeonardoDiCaprio. It keeps Shakespeare's text but dramatically reframes it in a late-1990s setting in Mexican-influenced Southern California ("Verona Beach"). The duels and dialogue about them are retained by naming the characters' gun models after various types of bladed weapons instead (e.g. "Sword 9mm class").

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* ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', a somewhat polarizing update directed by Creator/BazLuhrmann starring Claire Danes and LeonardoDiCaprio.Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. It keeps Shakespeare's text but dramatically reframes it in a late-1990s setting in Mexican-influenced Southern California ("Verona Beach"). The duels and dialogue about them are retained by naming the characters' gun models after various types of bladed weapons instead (e.g. "Sword 9mm class").
3rd Jan '17 4:30:04 PM TristanJeremiah
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And yes, it all happens about that fast -- one of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved. The other is that this is a not just a tragedy, but a comedy of errors in that sometimes, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

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And yes, it all happens about that fast -- one of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved. The other is that this is a not just a tragedy, but a comedy of errors in that sometimes, [[MurphysLaw everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
wrong]].
27th Dec '16 3:26:09 AM Tightwire
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** Juliet for thinking it would work. To be fair to her and Lawrence, it is amazing how close the plan was to working out perfectly.
* ImpededMessenger: Due to the black plague sweeping through Europe, a priest carrying a vital message to Romeo never reaches him. Many places would close their doors to priests, who were believed to carry the plague as they visited those with it for religious ceremonies.

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** Juliet for thinking going through with such a plan.
*** The most beautiful irony here is that in most stories
it would work. To be fair might prove impossible to her and Lawrence, it is amazing how close prevent the plan was going wrong, meaning it's nobody's fault. Perhaps when things went wrong, it could have been something impossible to working out perfectly.
foresee. In this story, the most likely problem - what if Romeo didn't get Juliet's message - ''is'' the one that happened, and even so Juliet and the Friar didn't prepare for it.
* ImpededMessenger: Due to the black plague sweeping through Europe, a priest carrying a vital message to Romeo never reaches him. Many places would close their doors to priests, who were believed to carry the plague as they visited those with it for religious ceremonies.
27th Dec '16 3:10:19 AM Tightwire
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And yes, it all happens about that fast -- one of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved.

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And yes, it all happens about that fast -- one of the major themes is that rushing into things is never a good idea, particularly when love and/or family are involved.
involved. The other is that this is a not just a tragedy, but a comedy of errors in that sometimes, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.



Your opinion of the play is also likely to be shaped by whether you can accept the LoveAtFirstSight premise at face value. Though now largely a DiscreditedTrope, it was a highly popular plot device in Shakespeare's day. If you can buy into that premise, this is a story of [[OneTrueLove true love]] [[YoungLoveVersusOldHate struggling]] against [[StarCrossedLovers impossible odds]], and all those warnings about moderation are well-intentioned but ultimately meaningless. If you don't buy the premise, it's a story of two shallow, [[EmoTeen overdramatic]] young people who [[InLoveWithLove don't really understand what love is]].

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Your opinion of the play is also likely to be shaped by whether you can accept the LoveAtFirstSight premise at face value. Though now largely a DiscreditedTrope, it was a highly popular plot device in Shakespeare's day. If you can buy into that premise, this is a story of [[OneTrueLove true love]] [[YoungLoveVersusOldHate struggling]] against [[StarCrossedLovers impossible odds]], and all ''failing''. All those warnings about moderation are well-intentioned but ultimately meaningless. If you don't buy the premise, it's a story of two shallow, [[EmoTeen overdramatic]] young people who [[InLoveWithLove don't really understand what love is]].
26th Dec '16 6:06:04 PM nombretomado
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* The radio drama featuring AKB48, known as "Watashitachi no Monogatari", did their own version of Romeo and Juliet, with the two aces of SKE48, Matsui Rena and Matsui Jurina, as the main pair. Not only do they change the characters names (basing them more of their respective members names), but they also give it a much happier end. As to be expected, this broadcast pleased lots of [=WMatsui=] fans.

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* The radio drama featuring AKB48, Music/AKB48, known as "Watashitachi no Monogatari", did their own version of Romeo and Juliet, with the two aces of SKE48, Matsui Rena and Matsui Jurina, as the main pair. Not only do they change the characters names (basing them more of their respective members names), but they also give it a much happier end. As to be expected, this broadcast pleased lots of [=WMatsui=] fans.
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