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One of the most obvious differences between Zeffirelli’s Hamlet and the original play is that the opening scene at the guard tower is entirely omitted in the film. I can understand why he did this, since it wasn’t entirely necessary to have (More)
Zeffirelli's rendition of Hamlet (1990) was really interesting to me right from when I first saw it, which is roughly around a couple of years ago.  It is probably my favorite Shakespeare play, regardless of how limited my knowledge of his productio (More)
While the “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 was undoubtedly of paramount importance to the immortalizing of Hamlet as a play, I would argue that in film, Act 2 Scene 2 warrants just as much, if not more, scrutiny and discussion. In (More)
  [caption id="" align="alignright" width="279"] Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="261"] Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet (1968)[/caption]         (More)
     Romeo and Juliet is truly a classic play written by Shakespeare. That is part of the reason I chose to compare the act 2, scene 2 in the films that were made by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 and also the newer version of Romeo and Juliet made by (More)
        Franco Zeffirelli’s The Taming of the Shrew has been one of my favourite Shakespearean film adaptations since my youth. Be it Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s comedic and palpable portrayal of Katharina and Petruchio, the opulen (More)
I will be reviewing my notes when analyzing the text entitled Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Zeffirelli’s film Hamlet from 1990. When analyzing the notes taken in comparison to watching a film and reading a play, there are many differences in th (More)
I will be analyzing the following two scenes from Zeffirelli’s 1990 version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZQ5ryS-YvM) and Almereyda’s 2000 version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I81HGVdGzQc) of Hamlet. In Act 1 Scene 5 of Hamlet, Hamlet’s (More)
Act III Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet contains Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy followed by dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia. The scene portrays Hamlet’s mental state as well as the status of his relationship with (More)