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Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'
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Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet' and both films were produced to please the audience of the time. Shakespeare's play was written to entertain the people of 1600, Franco Zeffirelli's film was set at the same time as Shakespeare play, and set in Verona, where as Baz Luhrmann's was set slightly into the future, Baz Luhrmann's film was set at Verona Beech, in America, this is aimed to interest the younger generations of today who might not want to watch a film which is based on a play written 400 years ago by Shakespeare. Both Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann...
march, where the death bell is rang, but in Baz Luhrmann's film it is made by the prince first then subsequently by a news reader. As the newsreader is reading the speech the television starts to shrink.

The language in Baz Luhrmann's film was similar to the language used in Shakespeare's play, and was easy to understand because of the way it was acted out more clearly. Baz Luhrmann's film had much more Shakespearean in than Franco Zeffirelli's, Franco Zeffirelli's film was a bit harder to understand because you was trying to work out what the actors were doing.

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