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Most scenes appear in all of the films listed below. I have linked to the first part on YouTube when available.

Renato Castellani (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Film) (1954)

Franco Zeffirelli (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Film) (1968)

Alan Rakoff (dir.) BBC – The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (1978)

Baz Luhrmann (dir.)Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Part 1 not available online. Here’s Part 2:

I.i.1-96: Street Brawl

Renato Castellani (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (1954)

Start at 1:03, end at 8:30

Franco Zeffirelli (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Film) (1968)

Start at 1:17, end at 7:48

Alan Rakoff (dir.), BBC – The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (1978)

Start at 2:05, end at 8:11

I.iii: Juliet, Nurse, and Lady Capulet discuss Juliet’s potential marriage to Paris

Renato Castellani (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (1954)

Start 0:04, end 3:33

Franco Zeffirelli (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Film) (1968)

Start 3:11, end 7:48

Baz Lurhmann’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet starring Claire Danes.

I.v.16f: Ball Scene: Romeo and Juliet first meet

Renato Castellani (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (1954) in two parts:

1:10 to end

Continued: beginning to 9:13

Franco Zeffirelli (dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Film) (1968) in two parts:

2:50 to end

beginning to 8:00

Alan Rakoff (dir.), BBC – The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (1978) in two parts

Continued: beginning to 2:42

II.ii.end Balcony scene

Letters to Juliet (dir. Gary Winick), 2010. Starring Christopher Egan and Amanda Seyfried

Think about how this film successfully or unsuccessfully references the original balcony scene in its language, intention, and staging. You may also think of how this scene references Act I, scene v when the two first kiss.

Gnomeo & Juliet (dir. Kelly Ashbury) 2011. Starring James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.

Think of how this clip adapts the balcony scene, making reference to specific lines, while also creating new lines that may have pleased Shakespeare. Do the characters generally match up to those portrayed in Shakespeare’s original scene? Etcetera.

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