Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story about two very young teenagers who fall in love


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story about two very young teenagers who fall in love. Unfortunately, their families have an ongoing feud which causes them to be looked down on for falling in love. Ultimately in the end they wind up dying for each other which reconciles the two feuding families.
There are many differences in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In my English class we looked into three different versions of the iconic story. First, we read a shortened text version. After that we watched two different movies of the story from different time periods. One was the Zeffirelli version and the other was the Luhrmann version.
One major difference is the Zeffirelli version movie is set in the 1960’s. However, the Luhrmann version is set in the 1990’s. The Luhrmann version in my opinion is set more towards entertaining a kid and teenage audience because of the more modern affect. They director probably made that movie because they wanted to share the love tragedy with a more widespread audience. The Zeffirelli version is geared more toward a mature audience. The director of that movie I think wanted to really make the watchers feel as though they were in the actual time period when Shakespeare made the original play. Another difference is in the Luhrmann version is more focused on acting than it is language.
Even though there are many differences, there are plenty of similarities in the two movies. For one, they both have the same general plot. There are a few tweaks here and there but for the most part they have the same plot. They both have