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The Opening Scene To Baz Lurhman's Romeo And Juliet

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The Opening Scene to Baz Lurhman's Romeo and Juliet

The play Romeo and Juliet is set in the Italian city of Verona, it is
about a blood feud between two families called the Montague's and the
capulet's. Two people from the Montagues and Capulets fall in love and
only when they die will the fighting between the two families come to
an end.

The opening scene to Romeo and Juliet is set in a public place in
Verona it starts with two servants of the Capulet family armed with
swords. They are ready to fight with anybody from the house of
Montague. Soon afterward two servants of the Montague household enter
and they begin to fight. The fight temporarily ends when Benvolio
appears and beats down their swords. After this Tybalt a noble member
of the Capulet family bursts in and begins to fight with Benvolio. The
fight attracts old Montague and his wife, old Capulet and his wife,
and the prince of Verona, named Escalus. The prince orders the
families to stop breaking the civil peace. He threatens the lives of
the combatants.

I am now comparing Baz Lurhmans film version to the play script. The
opening scene to the film version of Baz Lurmans Romeo and Juliet is
more exciting than the play script because it is fast paced and it has
some eye-catching special effects. The play scripts opening scene is
not as effective because it does not have special effects and it is
not as exciting as the movies opening scene. The opening scene to the
movie is modern for example they use guns instead of swords. Baz
Lurhmans Romeo and Juliet was designed for a younger audience it is
action packed and modern this is just right for keeping a young
audience interested in the film.

Guns are modern so they are more likely...

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