Romeo And Juliet Performance Review

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The original Romeo and Juliet play, written by William Shakespeare, is set in the 1300's. Scene 2, Act 2 is set in the Capulet's orchard behind Juliet's room and a balcony overlooked the garden. During the scene, Romeo ditches his friends to go visit Juliet, who is strolling on the balcony while she is secretly daydreaming about Romeo. When Juliet realizes Romeo is in her company, they begin to tell each other how much they love the other in a very professional, sophisticated, respectful way. Romeo gradually climbs up to the balcony and kisses her. However, Romeo is then shooed away because Nurse calls for Juliet. He returns moments later, and then he and Juliet decide to meet up the next ...view middle of the document...

Gnomeo and Juliet, directed by Kelly Asbury, is an animated movie that takes place between two backyards that are like kingdoms, since the main characters are all gnomes. The scene is set present day and Juliet tells her friend the frog that she met a boy who was Romeo, which causes the frog to start taunting Juliet. Not long later, Romeo comes to visit her, but sets off an alarm that causes Juliet's castle to be lit up with lights and music begins playing, resulting in her father to frustratingly come storming in, which forces Romeo to take shelter underwater. After he exits, Romeo runs off and both of them climb a fence and chat between the pickets. Before they leave, they plan to meet up at 11:45 the next morning. Romeo (with difficulties) gets down, where he then tells his pet mushroom that he has a date tomorrow. This version of Romeo and Juliet is not accurate to what really happened. Instead of being humans, they are garden gnomes who can talk. The script is completely different, but that is used for a comedic effect so little...

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