Many classic Shakespeare plays have been turned into films over the years. Some of the film adaptations are very close to the original story, but some stray away from the original play it is based on. Doing a modern version of one of Shakespeare’s works is tough because the language that Shakespeare uses is very important to the plays. In fact, if you did not know that the movie was based on a play, you may not even know. I think that this is the case for many when it comes to Shes the Man, which is based loosely on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
Media – Comparison Essay Romeo + Juliet (1954 & 1996) set in late 16th century – West Side Story (1961) set in mid-1950’s The story of “Romeo and Juliet” and “West Side Story” have a lot in common as the characters have similar qualities and they face obstacles leading to the same dream, but there are major differences between the two. There have been many versions of Shakespeare’s classic released since 1936 and although some of these have been released post-West Side Story (released in 1961) this is still the more modern of the two. Although West Side Story is a direct rendition of Romeo and Juliet and practises the original themes and symbols, these are altered to fit a more modern perspective. The setting used in Romeo and Juliet is Verona, a medieval part of Italy which is much smaller and more provincial that the New York City setting in West Side Story, the financial capital of America which is very large and up to date. This setting is used here as it is far more modern and adds a more present day perspective to the story.
By using these features of the times to create a new substantial text aspects from others. The setting of Shadow is very similar to Nosferatu, but uses strong gothic imagery from Dracula. The director attempts to combine two genres: the gothic and the docu-drama. By doing this, it takes elements of both Dracula and
Macbeth: Media comparison In this essay I shall be comparing two, media versions of Macbeth one was made for a television audience, another for a cinema audience. The original version of the text was for the stage, and these two media could not have been dreant of by Shakespeare. As Kenneth Branagh says There are so many different ways to match images with words. This four hundred year old play, you could approach it as if it were a completely new script. This statement could explain why there are so many new adaptations of Shakespeares plays, and why they change so much from the original Roman Polanskis version (171) of the play doesnt change too much as it is for a cinema audience, and the people viewing it would have payed and would have been expecting a more conventional, unchanged Macbeth because they made a deliberate choice to view it.
The books Nashville 1864, written by Madison Jones, and Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, are both intriguing tales that are set in troublesome times of upheaval. The first story is set during the American War of Independence and the second during World War II. Both authors combine fiction and history to tell the story of their protagonists. It is quite interesting to note that both authors have used history, i.e. important events that follow a chronology in the past, to evolve their narratives, as the ultimate ends of the stories are probably already familiar to the reader.
In Asia, stylized stage combat has been a staple feature of traditional Japanese (Kabuki tachimawari), Chinese (Beijing Opera) and Indian performing arts for centuries. The history of European theatrical combat has its roots in medieval theatre, and becomes tangible in Elizabethan drama. It is speculated that Richard Tarleton, who was a member of both William Shakespeare's acting company and of the London Masters of Defence weapons guild, was among
The legend of King Arthur originates in medieval times, but it has been told throughout history and is still told today. Because of its long existence the stories of King Arthur have dramatically changed along with their themes. Both The Passing of King Arthur from Morte D'Arthur and The Once and Future King use similar technical elements to support their themes. The most prominent elements are tone, character, and plot. The two stories have drastically different tones.
There are two different, famous versions of Shakespeare's play Hamlet that have been brought to film. One is directed and performed by Kenneth Branagh and the other is directed by Franco Zefferilli and performed by Mel Gibson. In my opinion, the version performed by Branagh is much better. The scene that will be examined is Hamlet's third soliloquy. When it comes to the style of how the scene is shot, Branagh's style uses no cuts and mid-range shots while Zefferilli's version is heavily edited and consists of many close-ups.
Hamlet on Film Compare and Contrast Hamlet by Williams Shakespeare is expressed and portrayed in multiple versions and with different interpretations. They each take place in different setting and time periods. The Kenneth Branagh version, directed in 1996, takes place in the medieval era. Now the Micheal Almereyda version, directed in 2000, was more modern and edited. I prefer the Branagh version over the Almereyda version because it’s more depictive and more relevant to the play than the Almereyda version that lost the true value of Hamlet.
With Every Difference There is an Underlying Similarity Madison Tierney Ms.Szusko ENG3U1 April 29th, 2011 The hero’s journey has consistent situational archetypes that are comparable among many different literary works as well as motion pictures. These archetypes within the hero’s journey are evidently displayed in literary compositions such as William Shakespeare’s’, The Merchant of Venice. Also comparably seen in Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Odyssey. To begin, the hero must make certain associations between the outside world and fictional experiences. Secondly, the hero archetype must face some form of obstacles in order for these situational archetypes to prove present in theme.