From Gnomeo & Juliet to Baz Luhrmann: 10 of the best Romeo and Juliets

From Gnomeo & Juliet to Baz Luhrmann: 10 of the best Romeo and Juliets

The Guardian

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Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have provided inspiration across stage and screen, via slang-singing gangs and warring garden ornaments

Sun’s out, guns out: Baz Luhrmann captures the temper-fraying, passion-sparking heat of Shakespeare’s summertime tragedy. We’re in Verona (or is that Venice?) Beach, where the boardwalk throbs and shirts are either loud or absent. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes are love’s young dreamers, and – in a jostle of brilliant supporting performances – Pete Postlethwaite is a friar with a huge back tattoo.

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