Jump to navigation. In the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight.
Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines. It is good but there is no love just lust. Because for one: they kissed within hours meeting, at the same time being teenagers.
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The cross-references and transgression of allusions and their postmodern subversive statement along with the extreme intensity with which these elements appear in act one, scene one, and especially in the scene placed at a gas station produce a self-directed irony, a cutting-edge, if playful combination of references that define it as parody in the postmodern sense. Hence, this article examines act one, scene one with a special attention to the gas station sequence, and analyzes it in the light of scholarly definitions of postmodern parody by Linda Hutcheon, John W. Duvall and Douglas Lanier, and of pastiche by Fredric Jameson.
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Skip to content. Shakespeare is without a doubt the most famous British poet and playwright that has ever lived. However, his work is often avoided by EFL teachers as they deem it too complex for their students.
William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet may be one of the most-screened plays of all time. The latter two were both, at the time, the highest-grossing Shakespeare films. Cukor featured the mature actors Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard as the teenage lovers while Zeffirelli populated his film with beautiful young people, and Baz Luhrmann produced a heavily cut fast-paced version aimed at teenage audiences.
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