Nino Rota: Romeo and Juliet

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 [...]

Romeo+Juliet – The Film

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 [...]

“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs”

ROMEO: Why, such is love’s transgression. Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate, to have it pressed With more of thine. This love that thou hast shown Doth add more grief to too much of mine own. Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet. Farewell, my coz.   This quote Read more [...]