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* IgnoredConfession: Juliet confesses to her mother that she loves Romeo rather than Paris, but Lady Capulet assumes that Juliet just means she is so opposed to wedding Paris she rather would marry anyone else, even her cousin's killer.

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* IgnoredConfession: Juliet confesses to her mother that she loves wishes to marry Romeo rather than Paris, but Lady Capulet assumes that Juliet just means she is so opposed to wedding Paris she rather would marry anyone else, even her cousin's killer.


* PaedoHunt: Juliet is only 13, while Romeo is at least 18 years old. Although psychiatry had yet to discover pedophilia during the production of this play, diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off for prepubescence to age 13; a person must be at least 16 years old, and at least 5 years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.


* PaedoHunt: Juliet is only 13, while Romeo is at least 18 years old. Although physiatry had yet to discover pedophilia during the production of this play, diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off for prepubescence to age 13; a person must be at least 16 years old, and at least 5 years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.

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* PaedoHunt: Juliet is only 13, while Romeo is at least 18 years old. Although physiatry psychiatry had yet to discover pedophilia during the production of this play, diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off for prepubescence to age 13; a person must be at least 16 years old, and at least 5 years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.

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* PaedoHunt: Juliet is only 13, while Romeo is at least 18 years old. Although physiatry had yet to discover pedophilia during the production of this play, diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off for prepubescence to age 13; a person must be at least 16 years old, and at least 5 years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.

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* ''Literature/RomeoAndOrJuliet'' uses the story as the basis for a {{gamebook|s}} with multiple possible plot strands. One path more-or-less follows the play, but make different choices and you can end up with very different endings.

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* {{Bambification}}: In the 1936 film, Juliet has a pet fawn just to emphasize her innocence.


Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo and Juliet - Creator/OliviaHussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene (the urban legend that Hussey was refused entry into the film because she wasn't old enough is almost certainly false). Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom. The 1954 adaptation did win a UsefulNotes/LeoneDOro, though.

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Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo 1968 and Juliet - Creator/OliviaHussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene (the urban legend that Hussey was refused entry into the film because she wasn't old enough is almost certainly false). Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom. The 1954 adaptation did win a UsefulNotes/LeoneDOro, though.
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* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1954 film directed by Renato Castellani, starring Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall in the title roles.
* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1968 Franco Zeffirelli film starring Creator/OliviaHussey as Juliet and Leonard Whiting as Romeo.

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* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1954 film directed by Renato Castellani, starring Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall in the title roles.
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* ''Romeo and Juliet'', ''Film/RomeoAndJuliet1968'', a 1968 Franco Zeffirelli film starring Creator/OliviaHussey as Juliet and Leonard Whiting as Romeo.



* AllPartOfTheShow: Variant in the Zeffirelli movie. Everyone thinks Mercutio, the local SadClown, is joking around after being injured by Tybalt; it is only when they check on him they realize his injuries are fatal.



* 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 (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.

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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 (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.



* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks:
** In the 1936 film the Friar has the standard movie scientist's arrangement of exotic glass flasks and beakers bubbling with smoke.
** Friar Lawrence in the 1968 film version has a desk covered in quite a few interesting-looking (and impractical) retorts and bottles, shown prominently during the scene where he is giving Juliet the sleeping potion. The shots of Juliet from Lawrence's P.O.V. make a point of showing her surrounded on all sides by the Italian Renaissance-era style glassware. Interestingly one of the items is a very anachronistic modern Erlenmeyer flask filled with blue liquid.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The 1968 film has Mercutio and Tybalt briefly fighting with farm tools.
* ModestyBedsheet: ZigZagged during the 1968 film: Juliet has one of these during a scene featuring her and Romeo in bed together, post-nuptuals. There was some controversy when Franco Zefferelli kept a split-second shot of her breasts exposed, despite her being under 18.
* MortalWoundReveal: Mercutio's death is often played as this in modern versions, with Franco Zeffirelli's screen adaptation being one example.
* RapunzelHair: Olivia Hussey as Juliet in the 1968 film had waist-length hair.
* SadClown: Mercutio, in some versions.

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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks:
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GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In the 1936 film the Friar has the standard movie scientist's arrangement of exotic glass flasks and beakers bubbling with smoke.
** Friar Lawrence in the 1968 film version has a desk covered in quite a few interesting-looking (and impractical) retorts and bottles, shown prominently during the scene where he is giving Juliet the sleeping potion. The shots of Juliet from Lawrence's P.O.V. make a point of showing her surrounded on all sides by the Italian Renaissance-era style glassware. Interestingly one of the items is a very anachronistic modern Erlenmeyer flask filled with blue liquid.
* ImprovisedWeapon: The 1968 film has Mercutio and Tybalt briefly fighting with farm tools.
* ModestyBedsheet: ZigZagged during the 1968 film: Juliet has one of these during a scene featuring her and Romeo in bed together, post-nuptuals. There was some controversy when Franco Zefferelli kept a split-second shot of her breasts exposed, despite her being under 18.
* MortalWoundReveal: Mercutio's death is often played as this in modern versions, with Franco Zeffirelli's screen adaptation being one example.
* RapunzelHair: Olivia Hussey as Juliet in the 1968 film had waist-length hair.
* SadClown: Mercutio, in some versions.
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* ColorCodedForYourConvinence: Most modern adaptations have the various houses wear outfits of the same color. The Capulets wear red, the Montagues wear blue, and the Prince’s house wear either earthen colors, yellow, or purple.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvinence: ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Most modern adaptations have the various houses wear outfits of the same color. The Capulets wear red, the Montagues wear blue, and the Prince’s house wear either earthen colors, yellow, or purple.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvinence: Most modern adaptations have the various houses wear outfits of the same color. The Capulets wear red, the Montagues wear blue, and the Prince’s house wear either earthen colors, yellow, or purple.


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 in a fit of rage]], then skips town. Girl agrees to [[FakingTheDead dangerous plot]] to avoid an ArrangedMarriage set up by her parents. Plot [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]]. Boy, [[PoorCommunicationKills hearing of Girl's "death,"]] returns to town and [[DrivenToSuicide kills self for real]] 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 in a fit of rage]], rage, then skips town. Girl agrees to [[FakingTheDead dangerous plot]] to avoid an ArrangedMarriage set up by her parents. Plot [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]]. Boy, [[PoorCommunicationKills hearing of Girl's "death,"]] returns to town and [[DrivenToSuicide kills self for real]] at her grave. Girl, [[MissedHimByThatMuch waking and discovering this]], kills self in turn. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Grief-stricken]] families reconcile. TheEnd!


%%* AlternateEnding: Shakespeare is believed to have written one.

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* LoveIsLikeReligion:
** Romeo begins his famous "But soft ... " speech comparing Juliet to the sun and moon, and ends by straight up calling her an angel:
--->O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art\\
As glorious to this night, being o'er my head,\\
As is a winged messenger of heaven\\
Unto the white-upturned wond'ring eyes\\
Of mortals that fall back to gaze on him
** Later, when he has been exiled, he laments that "Heaven is here, where Juliet lives!"


Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo and Juliet - Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene (the urban legend that Hussey was refused entry into the film because she wasn't old enough is almost certainly false). Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom. The 1954 adaptation did win a UsefulNotes/LeoneDOro, though.

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Has been adapted for silver screen numerous times, perhaps most famously by the Italian director Creator/FrancoZeffirelli in 1968. That production is widely regarded as an exceptional movie, though it gained a measure of infamy at the time for featuring teen-aged Romeo and Juliet - Olivia Hussey Creator/OliviaHussey and Leonard Whiting - partially naked during a scene (the urban legend that Hussey was refused entry into the film because she wasn't old enough is almost certainly false). Perhaps more well known today is Baz Luhrmann's zany 1996 adaptation which moved the story to a modern setting, and starred Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio at the height of his teenage heartthrob-dom. The 1954 adaptation did win a UsefulNotes/LeoneDOro, though.


* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1932 short story retelling by Karel Čapek.

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* ''Romeo and Juliet'', a 1932 short story retelling by [[Creator/KarelCapek Karel Čapek.Čapek]].

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* AndCallHimGeorge: Romeo and Juliet muse on wishing that he were a dove belonging to her, until she predicts that this would happen.

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