My name is Ahsan Mojumder . I am directing the movie called “Romeo Juliet”. My movie is basically written based on William Shakespeare’s mind blowing Romeo and Juliet. As a modern director I think Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is old fashioned. The language, communication system, characters everything has changed according to new era, as a director I am thinking why should the story line up remain the same. We can use the themes from Romeo and Juliet. Under these circumstances decided to make it contemporary upgraded version of Romeo and Juliet brief description of my upgraded story of immortal love is given below:
Characters Romeo: 19 years old Vincent: Romeo’s father Mrs. Vincent: Romeo’s mother Juliet: 18 years old Bill: Juliet’s father Mrs. Bill: Juliet’s mother Morcutio: Juliet’s brother and Romeo’s best friend. Britney: Juliet’s friend Charle: Britney’s Father Mrs. Charle: Britney’s mother The story is about a couple of lover, who wanted to get together but the social status was not letting it happen. Vincent is rich merchant. He has massive business. Andrew is his one and only son. Andrew is a university student. He is studying in Computing and business. Morcutio is his best friend in university.
Morcutio’s dad Bill is a clerk in an office. Mr. Vincent loves his son and daughter like every dad in this world. But his son and daughter are far away for him because he is always busy in his Business. That’s why he can’t give them enough time. Romeo loves Juliet . Who is his best friend Morcutios’s sister. That’s how they know each other. Both of the families don’t know anything about the relationship between them. But Juliet’s mother starts to understand it nowadays. As days passing by love is becoming more and more dense. They are having a good time. But suddenly something start to happen in their life.
Romeo’s mum and dad arranged their son’s marriage with their friend Charle’s daughter named Britney. Romeo and Juliet become resourceless. They can’t think about what to do. Should they run away from the society or they should sucide? They decided to ask Morcutio’s to help them. Morcutio talked with his parents but they said if Romeo’s family agree they haven’t got any problem about this relationship. Now it’s Romeo’s turn to ask his parents. But he hasn’t got enough influence to talk to them. For Juliet sake he decided to tell them the truth. Romeo’s parents said no way because of her dad.
Juliet talked with Britney to give them few more times. Britney said she would try her best. Britney did know that they love each other but she can’t help it. Because this is her parent and Romeo’s parents wish. If they said something they said…. which can’t be changed. That’s why Britney doesn’t want to talk to them. Juliet’s family is keep saying about the social difference economically. Andrew and Juliet are sitting together on Juliet’s home balcony. They are thinking how to stop this marriage and how to get together. They have decided they will leave this unscrupulous unverified society.
They made a plan and went away from them. Their parents informed the police. But police says that they can’t do anything in this case. Because they are young enough to make their own decisions. They gave the same statement to Police. They got married and lived happily ever after………… From the story I am going to direct the balcony scene where they decided to split up from their families. Each of the character has developed in my story rather than Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Settings: Location: A simple balcony. Shouldn’t be luxurious to make a difference between Romeo’s home balcony.
Than the audience can feel the social difference between two communities. Dress up: contemporary dresses and suits. Background music: Romantic. They both are sitting on chair and facing each other. They are discussing what to do. The script has been attached below- Romeo: “I decide we are going to go far away from here. We will go somewhere else where nobody will try to split us. We will start a new life together. Do you agree with me love? ” Juliet: “Whatever you say my Romeo. I gave you my heart, my soul, my mind and now you are asking for my opinion! I agree with you my Romeo. ”
Romeo: “You have saved me. If you would say no, I would suicide my love. ” Juliet: “Never ever say that what you have just said. You can’t die without me. If you have to tell me I would like to die with you. ” Romeo: (Holding her hands as they dance): “I love holding your hands; may I kiss it? ” Juliet: (amused, cautious): “You are being a little too bold in wanting to kiss me. If you are really a pilgrim, you should greet me only with your hand, as ‘palmers’ do. ” Romeo: “Hey, even holy pilgrim are human, they have got lips. Please let me kiss you. Stand still while I kiss you. ” (He kisses her lips)
Juliet: (Thrilled and amused at the same time): “you don’t really need all this artificial argumentation to justify kissing me, you know. Let’s get serious. ” As I said my story is a contemporary and upgraded version of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” I used regular pattern of English as script. William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet was written in 1595. Actually Romeo and Juliet was written as a play . The story is of course about a pair of star crossed lovers. Two teenagers pursue their love for each other despite the fact that their families have been at odds with each other for decades.
In Verona (Italy) in the late 1500’s two powerful families the Montague and the Capulet have been feuding with each other for years. But two people from two different communities get together and falled in love. When they realised they are resource less about their love and life they choose a different way to get together. But for a bit misunderstanding they lead their life to death. The script used for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was basically in a special kind of poetic device called “Sonnet”. Which was also invented by great William Shakespeare. The main characteristics of this poetic device are- 1. 16 lines 2.
Fixed rhymes pattern Italian cities were infamous for their long lasting deadly feuds between prominent families. Think the play was written as a part of his contribution with others to say “no” against such conflicts. The greatest theme in Romeo and Juliet is Love. As I said it’s a contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet so I tried my best to keep the vital theme of the play. But in this modern society everything has been changing rather than Shakespeare’s era. Such a fact like communication system could change the theme in Romeo and Juliet. I think if Internet would available on that time they might alive until they meet each other.
So I have to change the theme slightly as a modern director of Romeo and Juliet. And I also have changed the characters line up in order to give you something different. I haven’t involved any violence in my story because nowadays violence is not a rear, so people don’t want to see any violence between love and lovers. I mentioned earlier about use of language in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As you have seen my script, which is written in regular pattern of English, so people can understand it easily and also the people of other countries can enjoy the movie. Ahsan Mojumder English Assignment #4 Name: Ahsan Mojumder Lecturer: Diana May.