History Theatre / RomeoAndJuliet

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.
11th Nov '16 1:49:48 PM Javertshark13
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** He makes a big speech about how dangerous a swordsman Tybalt is, and Romeo wouldn't stand a chance against him. Then, for some reason, he gets mad when Romeo declines to fight Tybalt.


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** Mercutio deciding to start a fight with Tybalt, when Romeo may have been able to defuse the situation.


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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: Mercutio gives a very detailed description of how skilled a swordsman Tybalt is. He later starts up a fight with Tybalt himself, and ends up getting killed by him.
15th Oct '16 8:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* TropeBreaker: Any and all of the many attempts to update it have to work their way around the fact that the story hinges around two teenagers from well-off families being unable to communicate in time. Even just setting it post-plague raises issues; accept that the main characters would have the latest smartphones, {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}} accounts and you have some serious plot-preservation problems.

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* TropeBreaker: Any and all of the many attempts to update it have to work their way around the fact that the story hinges around two teenagers from well-off families being unable to communicate in time. Even just setting it post-plague raises issues; accept that the main characters would have the latest smartphones, {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} accounts and you have some serious plot-preservation problems.
22nd Sep '16 5:26:50 PM sailor_otaku0048
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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.
15th Sep '16 8:58:12 PM world-turned-upside-down
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* ''Jules and Monty'', a webseries that translates the story to a modern college setting.

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* ''Jules and Monty'', a 2014 webseries that translates the story to a modern college setting.
15th Sep '16 8:57:19 PM world-turned-upside-down
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* ''Jules and Monty'', a webseries that translates the story to a modern college setting.



* ''Jules and Monty'', a webseries that translates the story to a modern college setting.

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* ''Jules and Monty'', a webseries that translates the story to a modern college setting.
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