Musical updating romeo and juliet
As Hollywood Reporter reveals, the project, titled "Atlantis," will be "a Romeo and Juliet style story inspired by his childhood in Virginia Beach." The hitmaker will team with Tony Award-winning Broadway director Michael Mayer to direct the film.
Each I would just like to thank you for writing some wonderful musicals – of which I have only directed Romeo and Juliet but I love your style and above all, I really appreciate that you also make your shows suitable for older children.When Tybalt, a Capulet, seeks out Romeo in revenge for the insult of Romeo’s having dared to shower his attentions on Juliet, an ensuing scuffle ends in the death of Romeo’s dearest friend, Mercutio.Impelled by a code of honour among men, Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished to Mantua by the Prince of Verona, who has been insistent that the family feuding cease.The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567.Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris.espite an ancient grudge between their powerful families.
Helped by Juliet’s well-meaning nurse and Friar Lawrence, the couple secretly marry.
Juliet and Romeo meet and fall instantly in love at a masked ball of the Capulets, and they profess their love when Romeo, unwilling to leave, climbs the wall into the orchard garden of her family’s house and finds her alone at her window.
Because their well-to-do families are enemies, the two are married secretly by .
, written about 1594–96 and first published in an unauthorized quarto in 1597.
An authorized quarto appeared in 1599, substantially longer and more reliable.
Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.