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For example, when Rhomeo learns of Juliette’s fate, he cries, but then washes his face so that his sorrow will not be obvious; in Luhrmann’s film, at the Capulet ball, Romeo plunges his head into a sink in order to clear his vision from the ecstasy pill he has received from Mercutio. Like Clizia, Boaistuau makes Juliet a more passive character (when her father rails at her, she weeps complacently, rather than speaking her mind). Moreover, she is more chaste than either Shakespeare’s verbally aggressive character or the Italian Giuliettas before her, for the Italians, at least in the sixteenth century, were apparently more permissive of the latter kind of heroine than the French.

But no way could that, as Romeo stands over Juliet’s body: ‘He waterd her with whom intimations of necrophilia swirl. 80–83). Hence, when Romeus should be bought’ (2572) – a line that is reminiscent of Romeo’s apothecary: ‘What by no friendship could be got, with money crownes of gold’ (2577). Resolute, Romeus exclaims to the and purchases illegal poison from a poor apothecary for ‘fiftie 28 literary contexts 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH a tale of adaptation 29 and the apothecary is hanged for selling Romeus the poison.

And it is here, James Loehlin observes, that ‘the film proposes a wild Marian merger of the grieving mother and her innocent, sacrificial children in the iconography of the film’s setting Anderegg, p. 75. 44 Ibid. 43 Ibid. 42 ROMEO AND JULIET (SCREEN ADAPTATIONS) 1101–03. edited by G. Blakemore Evans (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997), pp. ’45 relation to its source[s], is one of the dramatist’s most brilliant figures, there is universal agreement that ‘the play, considered in have found its way into Shakespeare’s imagination through other Arthur Brooke, neglecting the vast amount of information that may Romeo and Juliet, scholars and critics tend to rely too heavily on Although it is true that, when considering Shakespeare’s sources for a tale of adaptation 33 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH 5RPHRDQG-XOLHWBBB/D\RXW3DJH romeo + juliet takes the ‘A’ train 245 Luhrmann conveys .

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