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Romeo and Juliet. Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968). One of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies. The most famous love story of all times. Several film versions. Romeo and Juliet. 1. A very popular play.

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Romeo

and Juliet

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968)


One of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies.

The most famous love story of all times.

Several film versions.

Romeo and Juliet

1. A very popular play

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet” (1968)

Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The Prose and the Passion


The setting in place Verona.

The setting in time four days and nights.

The protagoniststwo rival families,the Montaguesand the Capulets; their children, Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet

2. The plot

The Prose and the Passion


The first two acts are a love comedy:

Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulets’ ball and it is love at first sight

they are secretly married by Friar Laurence

Romeo and Juliet

2. The plot

The Prose and the Passion


The real tragedystarts inthe third actwith Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s deaths; Romeo is banished from Verona.

In the fourth act Juliet drinks a potion to avoid her marriage with Count Paris.

Inthe fifth act tragic conclusion

of the play with the deaths of the

two lovers.

Romeo and Juliet

2. The plot

The Prose and the Passion


It isa comedy

It isa tragedy

Romeo and Juliet

3. A comedy or a tragedy?

the instant attraction of the young lovers;

the masked balls;

the comic servants;

the surface life of street fights.

the tragic role of chance leading up to the deaths of the two lovers.

The Prose and the Passion


The lack of knowledgecoming from bad communication.

Thefeud between the two families.

Old hatevsyoung love.

Speedas the medium of fate.

Thereflection upon the language made by Juliet  appearance vs reality.

Romeo and Juliet

4. Themes

The Prose and the Passion


Romeo

Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

5. The two lovers

 the typical courtly lover

intense adoration of a chaste woman

 though she is set within the courtly love convention, she is unconventional because she:

- returns Romeo’s love

- stands for innocence

- belongs to no characterisation

- is a real woman

The Prose and the Passion


Regular rhythm.

Use of rhymes.

Use of sonnets in dialogues.

Imagery oflight linked tolifeand thecourtly love convention.

Imagery ofdarkness linked todeath.

Romeo and Juliet

6. Style

The Prose and the Passion


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