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Romeo and Juliet has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical, and opera venues.During the English Restoration, it was revived and heavily revised by William Davenant.
Believed to have been written between 15, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597.Romeo makes himself known to her and they agree to be married.With the help of Friar Laurence, who hopes to reconcile the two families through their children's union, they are secretly married the next day.The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality, however, and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare's original.Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure (especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story) has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill.But when young Romeo, a Montague, first sets eyes on the virginal Capulet daughter Juliet, no enmity between families can prevent his falling in love with her, and her with him. Hamlet has been remade four times in the past twenty-five years and each version is unique, original and valid. Maybe someone locked Fellowes in a tower with no food until he had finished this monstrosity. ' Classic literature' has managed to hold it's own for centuries, all the way from 1595 to 1996 when Di Caprio made us cry, so why, pray tell, has it suddenly become too much for our dear 'youth' in the 21st century?
From this risk-laden romance comes both joy and tragedy for all. That's one of the truly remarkable things about Shakespeare; the timelessness of his dialogue, characters and concepts stand the test of almost any lens. When I heard about this remake, I thought, great, we're ready. So many reviews have said things like "I don't mean to be snooty, but" Let's get one thing straight. The reason you're making a movie out of it again is because it is so amazing that no one has been able to surpass it and so you should never ever ever ever ever under pain of death and torture even consider bastardizing that perfect language. Has the world's collective 'youth' IQ taken a dramatic nosedive in the past eighteen years?
The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.
Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.
Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity.
The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567.
It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.