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William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet leaves a lot of room for creative elaboration and from this had come countless video versions of the play This well-known tragedy lives in peoples heart since it was written Two brilliant directors Franco Zefferelli and Baz Luhrmann showed two totally different sides of Romeo and Juliet It is amazing how two unique directors had shaped one play for different viewers using setting text costumes music and even actors First directors F Zefferelli and B Luhrmann had different audience on their mind when they were creating their movies Lyric Zefferelli showed a definitive version of the play as Shakespeare would display it He created this movie for people who love read and appreciate Shakespeares work while modern Luhrmann wanted to attract and show to younger people who doesnt not necessarily love Shakespeare this deathless story of love Second two directors used setting costumes text and music for attraction of their listeners Zefferelli used only romantic music on the background kept Shakespeares text settled his movie in Verona as the original and reflected costumes of the romantic period On the other hand Baz Luhrmann used up-to-date costumes fast very modernized music thought the movie and modern setting yet maintained a hint of architecture from Shakespearean times Although Baz Luhrmann wanted to create modern variation of the movie he kept Shakespeares text Furthermore directors used actors to fit the viewers Franco Zeffirellis 1968 adaptation of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet was unique in its day for casting kids in the plays pivotal roles of well kids He used unknown young artists seventeen-year-old Leonard Whiting and fifteen-year-old Olivia Hussey for the titular pair The Bards star-crossed lovers and they rebel a running battle between their families in order to be together in love Luhrmann created a terrific adaptation of William Shakespeares tragedy featuring two of the brightest modern young actors as the leading lady and man Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire
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