Her father loved me; oft invited me;
Still question'd me the story of my life,
From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes,
That I have passed.
I ran it through, even from my boyish days,
To the very moment that he bade me tell it;
Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances,
Of moving accidents by flood and field
Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach,
Of being taken by the insolent foe
And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence
And portance in my travels' Read more [...]
“If music be the food of love, play on”
Give me excess of it that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again, it had a dying fall.
Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odor. Enough, no more.
'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou,
That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of Read more [...]
This is one of the most touching song which was ever composed to a Shakespeare play. It was written by Nino Rota to the main theme of Zeffirelli's famous Romeo and Juliet film - which is considered to be the best remake of the Shakespeare play. One interesting fact about the film: the character Juliet is played by a 13-year-old girl - since, according to the story, Juliet was at exactly the same age. Read more [...]
These are the ending lines of one of the best modernizations of Shakespeare’s plays. Romeo+Juliet is the film of Baz Luhmann, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The plot was placed in modern times, and there are, of course, a few little changes made, but the film uses the original dialogues of the play.
Famous film by Baz Luhrmann is a 1996 abridged modernization of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The story takes place in an imaginary place, Verona-Beach, which is a modern city. The film uses the original dialogs of the play, but a few things were changed.
Between the skycrapers of Verona Beach, a gunfight starts: Benvolio, Romeo’s cousin, and Tybald, Juliet’ cousin lead a war of bands against each other. Captain Prince, the Chief of Police notices the gunfight and tells the two rival Read more [...]