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Download Romeo and Juliet free in PDF & EPUB format. Download William Shakespeare.'s Romeo and Juliet for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC. Romeo and Juliet. by William Scene V. An open Gallery to Juliet's Chamber, overlooking the Garden. ACT IV. Scene V. Juliet's Chamber; Juliet on the bed. Become a member of saicumspecsacont.tk and you can download five free ebooks every The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (first.
This trick may chance to scathe you, I know what: You must contrary me! Well said, my hearts! You are a princox; go. But it is unfortunate for the feud that this episode takes so well. For clearly old Capulet is unwilling to let the feud interrupt a dance; and a quarrel which is of less moment than a galliard is being appeased at an extravagant price, if the price is the death of two such delightful creatures as Romeo and Juliet; their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, naught could remove, Prologue, loses all its plausibility.
A feud like this will not serve as the bribe it was meant to be; it is no atonement for the death of lovers. Nor, indeed, is it coherent and impressive enough as part of the plot to propel the sweep of necessity in the sequence of events.
If the tragedy is to march relentlessly to its end, leaving no flaw in the sense of inevitability which it seeks to prompt, it clearly must depend for that indispensable tragic impression not on its feud, but on its scattered suggestions of doom and of malignant fate.
And, as has been seen, Shakespeare harps frequently on this theme. But how far can a Roman sense of Fate be made real for a modern audience? It is no mere matter of exciting thought to "wander through eternity" in the wake of the mystery which surrounds the human lot. Mystery must take on positive shape, and half-lose itself in dread figures controlling human life in their malice. The forms and the phrases by which these powers had been invoked were a traditional part in the inheritance of the Senecan drama which came to sixteenth-century Europe.
Fortuna, Fatum, Fata, Parcae: all were firmly established in its dramatis personae. Moreover their role in Virgilian theocracy was familiar to all with but a little Latin: Qua visa est fortuna pati Parcaeque sinebant Cedere res Latio, Turnum et tua moenia texi; Nunc iuvenem imparibus video concurrere fatis, Parcarumque dies et vis inimica propinquat. Horace himself linked Fortuna in closest companionship with Necessitas: "te semper anteit serva Necessitas," he writes in his prayer to Fortuna.
But with what conviction could a sixteenth-century spectator take over these ancient figures? Even the human beings of an old mythology may lose their compelling power; "what's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba? Fate was no longer a deity strong enough to carry the responsibility of a tragic universe; at most, it could intervene casually as pure luck, and bad luck as a motive turns tragedy to mere chance. It lacks entirely the ultimate tragic aagke.
It fails to provide the indispensable inevitability. Is then Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet an unsuccessful experiment? To say so may seem not only profane but foolish. In its own day, as the dog's-eared Bodley Folio shows, and ever since, it has been one of Shakespeare's most preferred plays.
It is indeed rich in spells of its own. But as a pattern of the idea of tragedy, it is a failure. Even Shakespeare appears to have felt that, as an experiment, it had disappointed him.
At all events, he abandoned tragedy for the next few years and gave himself to history and to comedy; and even afterwards, he fought shy of the simple theme of love, and of the love of anybody less than a great political figure as the main matter for his tragedies. Nevertheless it is obvious that neither sadism nor masochism is remotely conscious in our appreciation of Romeo and Juliet, nor is our "philanthropy" offended by it.
But the achievement is due to the magic of Shakespeare's poetic genius and to the intermittent force of his dramatic power rather than to his grasp of the foundations of tragedy.
There is no need here to follow the meetings of Romeo and Juliet through the play, and to recall the spell of Shakespeare's poetry as it transports us along the rushing stream of the lovers' passion, from its sudden outbreak to its consummation in death. Romeo seals his "dateless bargain to engrossing death," choosing shipwreck on the dashing rocks to secure peace for his "sea-sick weary bark.
O happy dagger! Shakespeare, divining their naked passion, lifts them above the world and out of life by the mere force of it.
It is the sheer might of poetry. Dramatically, however, he has subsidiary resources. He has Mercutio and the Nurse. Shakespeare's Mercutio has the gay poise and the rippling wit of the man of the world. By temperament he is irrepressible and merry; his charm is infectious. It is freque The manner in which this novel came together is very interesting.
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Showing of 2, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Prime Video Verified download. As an English teacher, teaching Shakespeare can be quite a challenge.
For modern students, trying to connect the concepts, theme, and setting of Romeo and Juliet can be quite a challenge.
Keeping them engaged in the struggle of Shakespearean language is even more so. This version of the play is accurate and most importantly, entertaining. We, as a class, will read a portion of the play and then I will show this film to help cement ideas, dialogue, and characters. The students love the film, laugh, and respond better to the play than without! I've never seen anything like that before or since. That alone marks the film as a masterpiece, and nothing any critic can say is relevant next to that emotional reaction.
Those sobbing teenagers are absolute proof that any critic who panned this film is a fool. Di'Caprio wasn't very famous at that point though I believe he'd already been nominated for an oscar for an indy film.
Later that night, I had dinner with friends and predicted that this boy would become the biggest star in Hollywood -- by tomorrow! I was off by a couple of years. Rare in film history has there been such a perfect casting -- Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo. The mythical balcony scene is freshly designed and executed wonderfully, bringing the myth to life before our eyes.
But the crowning glory and superpower of this film is the 'love at first sight' scene - ironic in that there are no words spoken words being Shakespeare's superpower.
It's all done with the eyes by the two young genius actors, combined with inspired camera work and the devastating vocal performance of Des'ree. This is one of the most beautiful, greatest, and most powerful scenes in cinematic history.
What is this emotion -- love at first sight? It might only happen two or three times in our entire lives. It isn't real love. So is it just trivial, adolescent silliness? I think it is much more than that -- and so did Shakespeare. What is our emotional relationship with our desires that can never be?
We're haunted forever by the impossiblity of perfect love as much as we were ever thrilled by the fantasy of it. It is a masterpiece. I did not want to see this movie for years after its release. I consider myself a purist where the Bard of Avon is concerned. Period costumes, true to Shakespeare's lines, etc. Eventually I watched this and found a gem.
From the factions portrayed as rival gangs, to the outstanding delivery of the lines. The true crowning jewel is the over the top performance by the inimitable John Leguizamo. As Tibalt, John is amazing. Watch it for educational purposes. As a film and literature teacher, I love this movie. The dialogue is the most accurate of all the Romeo and Juliet film adaptations; although sometimes the lines are spoken by characters who do not originally speak those lines.