The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".
When Romeo is holding Mercutio in his arms as Mercutio puts a curse on both houses, Romeo has blood on his collar and left sleeve. When Romeo stands up the blood is gone. See more »
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth, with their death, bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love and the continuance of their parents' rage, which, but their children's end, naught could ...
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A marriage of old and new that's easily divorced from reality - it doesn't work as well in the 20th or 21st centuries when told verbatim and there's a good reason for that thank goodness - but it obviously works without exception during the time of its original enactment. Great acting nonetheless, imaginative in other aspects but ultimately curdled and split - somethings should be left alone and the temptation to mix avoided.
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