Musical updating romeo juliet


23-May-2016 04:19

There have been movies directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968, which was a huge hit with a weepy score and fetching naked leads; and by Baz Luhrmann in 1996, which starred Leonardo Di Caprio and Claire Danes and was bursting with fanciful production design, zippy costumes and not a whole lot of gravitas.The aim for most of these adaptations has been to evoke the unbridled passion of teenage first love — and thus to cast young — while retaining the beauty of the language and the power of the drama, about the destruction caused by tribal hatred with which “heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.”Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, impressively, has managed to achieve that aim.

In early December of 1956, immediately after the opening of Candide, Bernstein fled to Nassau to get away from it all.While Gideon is tracking Denath to prevent him from performing the ritual, he asks you to retrieve the lone sword capable of killing Delrith - the Silverlight - as a backup plan.The sword rests in the crypt directly below the church, watched over by its previous owners.The lighting by Christopher Ostrom is minimal but always sufficient to illuminate the performers and for one’s attention to be focused in precise and invisible ways.

Baz Luhrmann's updating of the love classic retains the bard's original dialogue alongside a modern soundtrack and a disarmingly simple score by British composer Craig Armstrong.Released: 1996 Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Clare Danes, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite The Film: Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona where the gun-toting members of two warring families wage a vicious battle on the streets as the young star-crossed lovers, Romeo (Leonardo di Caprio) and Juliet (Clare Danes) pursue their tragic destiny.