Set in modern-day Verona Beach, California, this neon-tinged vision of the Bard’s star-crossed tragedy casts the Montagues and Capulets as two rival gangs. Retaining Shakespeare's dialogue, Luhrmann’s opulent 20th-century update bursts with passion, music, and romance and is sure to spark dialogue and debate in any classroom.
Appropriate for grades 10—12.
Cite one example from Romeo+Juliet in which the
director uses modern technology to underscore or clarify meaning in
Shakespeare’s text. Are these moments effective? Why or why
COMMON CORE CONNECTION: RL.10-12.7 / RL.9-10.9
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