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Romeo and Juliet It’s everywhere!
Romeo and Juliet in Popular Culture The basic story, of two young lovers from opposing families in Italy, had been popular for hundreds of years before Shakespeare wrote the play. However, there is no evidence Romeo or Juliet ever actually existed. We think Shakespeare based the play on a poem he had read. What makes Romeo and Juliet special is how Shakespeare tells the story. It has become perhaps his best-known play. Romeo and Juliet has been filmed many times and adapted in all sorts of ways. For instance, there are cartoon versions for children, older versions with the rude jokes taken out, and others set with gang fights in the US. There also countless references to Romeo and Juliet in songs, books, even in ordinary conversation. For instance, a young lad who goes out with lots of girls is often referred to as a real 'Romeo', even if he is actually called Wayne and lives in Nottingham with his mum. The play also contains many expressions that Shakespeare invented and are still in use today, such as 'on a wild goose chase' or 'fool's paradise'. More recently, builders have started to use the term 'Juliet balcony' (although many of them now spell it 'Juliette balcony'). This is very shallow balcony with a rail in front of a patio door. Oddly enough, there's no mention of a balcony in the play itself. But it has become traditional to have Juliet talking to Romeo from one.
It’s Shakespeare for preschoolers It is Romeo and Juliet transplanted to 1980 s Manhattan. The warring gangs are Chinese in Chinatown versus Italians in Little Italy. There are Shakespearean parallels.
Pop Culture Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.
Percy Robert Miller, Jr. (born August 19, 1989), better known by his stage name Romeo (previously Lil' Romeo) Anthony "Romeo" Santos (born July 21, 1981)
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The Sims 2 includes a neighborhood, Veronaville (a parody of Verona) in which two characters named Romeo Monty and Juliette Capp fall in love.
Star-Crossed Lovers of District 12
Taylor Swift, “Love Story” “Romeo, save me their trying to tell me how to feel, this love is difficult, but its real. ”
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The Globe Theater Shakespeare in Love
The Globe Theater Clip The original Globe was not anything like where you would see one of Shakespeare’s plays today. The Globe theatre was very primitive, as were a lot of buildings from this time period. Obviously there were no bathrooms so many patrons relieved themselves in the fields or bushes surrounding theatre. The Globe was a small, cramped, and smelly place. There were usually about 3000 people crammed inside. There were several different sections within this theatre according to your wealth and lifestyle. The audience members ranged from the poor common folk to the upper class lords and ladies. Since the Globe was an open-air theatre it could only be used during the summer months. During the cold winter months Shakespeare and his company performed at an indoor theatre just north of the Thames River. Many times they opened the play at the indoor theatre and later moved it to the Globe. During the different productions at the Globe, musicians were brought in to enhance the impression the audience gets from the play. Individual musicians and orchestrated music is still used today.