Does the 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet update Shakespeare’s play or distort it?

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1. “The trouble is he [Shakespeare] writes in this obscure language called Elizabethan, and ninety percent of the world can't understand it. We thought the way to help people was to present these very recognizable characters in the modern world.” (Craig Pierce)

- Does the 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet update Shakespeare’s play or distort it? Do the changes that are supposed to make the original “recognizable . . . in the modern world” help the audience to understand the play, or change the play beyond recognition?


Research Essay:

-Writer must have watched 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

-Writer must be familiar with the original text: Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.


Essay must include:

- Examples of the film.

- 3-4 Resources +The film as a source.

- 1,000 words

- Cover Page

- Introduction (thesis statement)

- Body Paragraphs

- Conclusion

- Reference Page

- MLA style

- Formal English (simple, no big words + Simple style of writing)

    • Posted: 7 months ago
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    • Budget: $25
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