Tag: Romeo and Juliet

Disney’s Romeo and Juliet (1998)

I want to start this post by saying that if the Lion King is Disney’s adaptation of Hamlet, then it can be easily said that Lion King‘s sequel, Simba’s Pride, is Disney’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Simba’s Pride has all the possible elements…

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The next adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that I will be discussing is the 1996 version from Australian filmmaker, Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet, and John Leguizamo as Tybalt. Now John Leguizamo gives Tyblat not only justice…

West Side Story (1961)

During the course of this week, we are talking about adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, and we continue the discussion by talking about West Side Story. West Side Story changed a few things from our the original telling such as instead of fair Verona…

Book Review: Romeo and Juliet

I just finished reading Romeo and Juliet and I must say every time that I pick this book up I get something new out of it. The first couple of times, I was more into the draw of the story; however, this time I…

Romeo and Juliet Adaptation #2 (1968)

Almost thirty years after the awful MGM adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, we get a beautiful telling of the story by director Franco Zeffirelli with Olivia Hussey as Juliet and Leonard Whiting as Romeo. This adaptation is by far my favorite and it really…

Romeo and Juliet Adaptation in 1936

I started this past weekend reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and I’m like almost done with it. I can remember vividly¬†getting my first copy of the play, when I was about 14 (that was 16 years ago this month), getting home taking it out…