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  Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Juliet are often considered the archetypal lovers, and at one time "a romeo"--meaning a lover--was a common noun.
Juliet's reaction to the death of Tybalt is one of the pivotal points of the play, and one of the most difficult to stage convincingly.
Juliet's willingness to dwell in a tomb ("charnel house") is of course prophetic of her actual fate, and encourages the friar to unfold his plot to her.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/love-in-the-arts/romeo.html   (5237 words)

  Romeo and Juliet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After approaching her, Juliet is instantly taken by Romeo, and the two youth proclaim their love for one another with their "love sonnet" in which Romeo compares himself to a pilgrim and Juliet to the saint which is the object of his pilgrimage.
Juliet is unwilling to enter this arranged marriage, telling her parents that she will not marry, and when she does, "it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate." Capulet flies into a rage and threatens to disown her if she refuses the marriage.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the earlier works in the Shakespearean canon, and while it is often classified as a tragedy, it does not bear the hallmarks of the 'great tragedies' like Hamlet and Macbeth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet   (4582 words)

 Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romeo and Juliet is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
The ballet was composed from 1935-1936 as commissioned by the Kirov Ballet, with a happy ending, but was never publicly mounted, partly due to increased fear and caution in the musical and theatrical community in the aftermath of the two notorious Pravda editorials criticising Shostakovitch and other degenerate modernists.
It is better known from the significantly revised version that was first presented at the Kirov in Leningrad, on January 11, 1940, with choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky, to which Prokofiev objected.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet_(Prokofiev)   (380 words)

Romeo and Juliet first meet at a Halloween party where her parents are trying to arrange her marriage to Dave Paris (PAUL RUDD), a dashing young fellow, but Juliet only has eyes for Romeo.
Romeo and Juliet passionately kiss and he begins kissing her neck and then kisses her between her breasts.
Romeo and Juliet remove each other's shirts, but no nudity other than her bare back is seen.
www.screenit.com /movies/1996/romeo_&_juliet.html   (1849 words)

 Romeo and Juliet Theme Page
As an introduction to Romeo and Juliet, this activity helps students become aware of the differences between their ideal mate and their parents' idea of a perfect mate for them - a theme that will be examined more closely when the students study the play.
Romeo and Juliet Attitudes A warm up activity where students are challenged to consider their attitudes towards issues in the play.
Romeo and Juliet Role Play An activity to introduce students to the basic problem facing the characters in the play.
www.cln.org /themes/romeo_juliet.html   (694 words)

 Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Absolute Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet, arguably Shakespeare's most famous play, begins with a Prologue explaining that the children of two feuding families, Romeo of the Montague family and Juliet of the Capulet family, will both love and die in the course of this play...
Juliet learns of Tybalt's death, mourning her husband's banishment, her husband mourning that he will not be able to see his wife again...
Romeo arrives, opening his lover's coffin to look at her one last time, Paris then attacking him, believing he is desecrating Juliet's grave...
absoluteshakespeare.com /plays/romeo_and_juliet/romeo_and_juliet.htm   (555 words)

 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Juliet, too, falls for Romeo, but falls into despair when her Nurse informs her Romeo is a Montague, as does Romeo when he learns Juliet is a Capulet.
Juliet's nurse and servant Peter appear and Romeo tells her to tell Juliet to go to the Friar's cell that afternoon to be married.
Juliet returns to her father and apologizes for refusing to marry, causing her dad to move the wedding up to the next morning (two days early).
www.online-literature.com /shakespeare/romeo_and_juliet   (2320 words)

 The Tragedy
Juliet notices Romeo too, but she is unaware that he is a member of the hated Montagues.
The Prince of Verona banishes Romeo and he is forced to leave Juliet, who is devastated by the loss of her love.
Juliet's father, not knowing of his daughter's marriage, decides to marry her to another young man named Paris.
www.romeoandjuliet.com /setting/tragedy.html   (710 words)

 SparkNotes: Romeo and Juliet: Plot Overview
Romeo, the son of Montague, runs into his cousin Benvolio, who had earlier seen Romeo moping in a grove of sycamores.
Romeo hurries to see his friend and confessor Friar Lawrence, who, though shocked at the sudden turn of Romeo’s heart, agrees to marry the young lovers in secret since he sees in their love the possibility of ending the age-old feud between Capulet and Montague.
Juliet returns home to discover the wedding has been moved ahead one day, and she is to be married tomorrow.
www.sparknotes.com /shakespeare/romeojuliet/summary.html   (1215 words)

 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, written in 1595.
Juliet is at the age where she should be married (almost fourteen- that was customary at the time).
Romeo and Juliet are secretly married by Friar Laurence.
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 Romeo and Juliet
Thus Romeo and Juliet differs but little from most of Shakespeare's comedies in its ingredients and treatment--it is simply the direction of the whole that gives it the stamp of tragedy.
Romeo and Juliet is a picture of love and its pitiable fate in a world whose atmosphere is too sharp for this, the tenderest blossom of human life.
Romeo and Juliet: The Sources of the Plot - An examination of the literary sources on which Shakespeare based the plot of his play.
www.theatrehistory.com /british/romeoandjuliet001.html   (1287 words)

 Romeo and Juliet - TeacherVision.com
Romeo learns through an announcement carried by an illiterate servant of the House of Capulet, a family engaged in a feud with the Montagues, that a ball will be given that night by the Capulets at which Rosaline will be a guest (I, ii.).
Not knowing that Juliet grieves for Romeo and assuming her tears are for her slain cousin Tybalt, the elder Capulet prepares for Juliet to marry the "Country Paris" later that same week (III,v.).
Romeo and Juliet are secretly married by the good Friar whose perception is faulty when he imagines that the marriage will end the feud.
www.teachervision.fen.com /drama/resource/4055.html   (1574 words)

 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo's father suggested the match between Romeo and Juliet to end the feud between the Lady Capulet and Lady Montague.
When the American actress Charlotte Cushman (1816-76) played Romeo in London and the United States, with her sister Susan as Juliet, she was considered to be one of the greatest Romeos of the century.
Samuel Phelps refused to take on Romeo, but in 1843, when the monopoly of Drury Lane and Covent Garden was abolished due to the Theatre Regulation Act, he staged Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells, removing all the nineteenth Century extravagance and concentrating on the poetry and the acting.
www.rsc.org.uk /romeo/about/stage.html   (3993 words)

 Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
And Romeo inquiring who her mother was, discovered that the lady whose peerless beauty he was so much struck with, was young Juliet, daughter and heir to the lord Capulet, the great enemy of the Montagues; and that he had unknowingly engaged his heart to his foe.
At this loving word Romeo could no longer refrain, but taking up the dialogue as if her words had been addressed to him personally, and not merely in fancy, he bade her call him Love, or by whatever other name she pleased, for he was no longer Romeo, if that name was displeasing to her.
Romeo's mind misgave him in like manner: but now he was forced hastily to depart, for it was death for him to be found within the walls of Verona after daybreak.
shakespeare.palomar.edu /lambtales/LTROMEO.HTM   (2612 words)

Juliet arrives at Friar Laurence's cell and with the quick arrival of Romeo and the nurse the two are united in marriage.
Perhaps it is due to the fact that Romeo and Juliet as a ballet is of recent vintage, that despite its established reputation, it is unlike Swan Lake or The Sleeping Beauty where large amounts of the original choreography are accepted as masterpieces to be replicated in tact.
Juliet is first seen in bare feet getting out of her bath, this is chosen to highlight not only her youth but to underline the artificial and ceremonial nature of her entrance into the world at the ball where all are in pointe shoes.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/ROMEOAND.HTM   (9299 words)

 Review: Romeo and Juliet (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet (properly titled William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) takes the play and deposits it in a modern Verona Beach that is part decaying Miami and part Mexico City.
DiCaprio isn't quite as successful as Romeo; there are times when his delivery of Shakespeare's dialogue sounds forced, and, on at least one occasion (when he learns about Juliet's supposed death), he goes way over-the-top.
One in particular, with Romeo ineptly scaling a trellis for the famous balcony sequence, is ill-placed.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/r/romeo_juliet.html   (885 words)

 Amazon.com: Romeo & Juliet: DVD: Leonard Whiting,Olivia Hussey,John McEnery,Milo O'Shea,Pat Heywood (II),Robert ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Young Romeo Montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a party the Capulets are hosting, but while there he spies the Capulet's daughter Juliet, and falls hopelessly in love with her.
Franco Zeffirelli originally produced this kind of a Romeo and Juliet on stage in '62, casting Judy Dench (yes, the "M" from the newer Bond movies...she was a young hottie 40 years ago), and using the same kind of pseudo real Renaissance setting.
In "Romeo and Juliet" he was able to make a very dynamic film that did not feel at all as an adapted play and also was a great romance which made me feel incredibly close to its characters.
www.amazon.com /Romeo-Juliet-Leonard-Whiting/dp/0792165055   (2339 words)

 Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Romeo and Juliet (1968) is Florentine director Franco Zeffirelli's beautiful modern interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring, classic yet tragic love story of "star-crossed lovers." Filmed on location in Italy, it was the most commercially successful Shakespeare film and its most entertaining, refreshing and natural rendition - a passionate celebration of young love.
Juliet's doting, indulgent father maintains that she is still too young to marry, and Paris is urged to wait two more years until she will be "ripe to be a bride":
Romeo: If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: my lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth the rough touch with a gentle kiss.
www.filmsite.org /rome.html   (2149 words)

 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo is not among the street brawlers, for he has been off brooding in a sycamore grove and nearby woods over a young lady who is his heart’s delight, a young lady who denies him her affections.
Romeo visits a priest, Friar Laurence, the next day to tell him of his love for Juliet, and the good Franciscan approves of the relationship, believing it will be the key to ending the Montague-Capulet feud.
Romeo and Juliet opens with a street brawl demonstrating the depth of hatred between the Capulet and Montague families—a hatred so profound that it inflames not only the families’ members and their Verona kinsmen but also the families’ servants and neighbors.
www.cummingsstudyguides.net /xRomeoJul.html   (6011 words)

 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Now Romeo is belov'd, and loves again, Alike bewitched by the charm of looks; But to his foe suppos'd he must complain, And she steal love's sweet bait from fearful hooks.
Ah, Juliet, if the measure of thy joy Be heap'd like mine, and that thy skill be more To blazon it, then sweeten with thy breath This neighbour air, and let rich music's tongue Unfold the imagin'd happiness that both Receive in either by this dear encounter.
They may seize On the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand And steal immortal blessing from her lips, Who, even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin; But Romeo may not- he is banished.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~rbear/shake/rj.html   (17983 words)

 Romeo and Juliet Summary and Study Guide - William Shakespeare
A perennial staple of high school English classes, Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare at a relatively early juncture in his literary career, most probably in 1594 or 1595.
Indeed, Romeo and Juliet was an experimental stage piece at the time of its composition, featuring several radical departures from long-standing conventions.
The latter include the antithesis between love and hate, the correlative use of a light/dark polarity, the handling of time (as both theme and as structural element), and the prominent status accorded to Fortune and its expression in the dreams, omens and forebodings that presage its tragic conclusion.
www.enotes.com /romeo   (692 words)

 1968's Romeo and Juliet
The introduction of Romeo and Juliet 1968 by Ali MacGraw when the movie was shown on AMC (American Movie Classics) a while ago.
All the church scenes - the mariage, the dialogue between Romeo and the nurse and with Friar Lawrence, and the tomb scene - are shoted in Tuscania - 50 miles to Rome - a beatifull, little, medieval village; the church, named S. Pietro, is as fine as in the movie, full of great atmosphere.
Juliet's home, with the famous garden and balcony, is located in Pienza, Tuscany; also here was shot the nocturnal scene with Mercutio and his Queen Mab speech.
students.ed.uiuc.edu /bach/rnj24/rj1968.html   (927 words)

 Romeo and Juliet Web Guide
This unit assumes that William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet forms the core of the unit being taught and that students have access to the World Wide Web either at school or at home.
Written and captured by the author of this webguide, these are brief essays on the Prologue and various characters in Romeo and Juliet.
The characters studied are Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Friar Laurence, Tybalt, the nurse, Lord Capulet and Prince Escalus, A one-line QuickTime movie accompanies each essay.
www.lausd.k12.ca.us /lausd/resources/shakespeare/webguide.html   (1001 words)

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