Often times people say that William Shakespeare was and still is a legend. They are correct. It is amazing how Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet written centuries ago can be better than Franco Zefferelli's movie production of Romeo and Juliet, which had much better technology to work with only decades ago.
Although the movie appeared better, it left out some major parts. The play had better mood and plot details which made it much more dramatic and by far a better presentation.
One major difference between the play and the movie occurs in mood. An example of this is the marriage scene. In the marriage scene of the play, Romeo and
Juliet act very serious. The reader can tell this by the way the two …show more content…
All that the families do to acknowledge each other is as they walk into the church, they turn to face their equal in the opposite family. This is probably the biggest difference out of the productions because one of the goal's that
Romeo, Juliet and Friar Laurence had was that this marriage would end the quarrels. The play's version of this was better because nobody really wants to see a sad story which Romeo and Juliet is until the end but the play makes it a happy story (in a way) by one of Romeo and Juliet's primary goals being completed, although they had to die for it.
Due to all of the examples listed here, the mood in the marriage scene, the mood in the funeral scene, and the plot details in the beginning and the end of the play, the play is without a doubt, the better production. However, if Franco
Zefferelli had made his movie more as a work of art instead of a production, and spent a little more time in doing so, he could have had himself one of the best movies ever, which William Shakespeare did with his