romeo and juliet

Entertainment

Uh, where have I been? They’re making another film version of “Romeo & Juliet”? Why, when Baz Luhrman’s mid-’90s hypercolor modern retelling — starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio — was so perfect? Sorry, my nostalia for 9th grade is showing again. Anyway, this version shows promise as the screenplay is by “Downton Abbey”‘s Julian Fellowes and… READ MORE »


Celebs

An interracial version of “Romeo & Juliet” is headed to Broadway. The Shakespearean-named Orlando Bloom has been cast as Romeo. with Condola Rashad, daughter of Claire Huxtable, as Juliet. That’s cool, but aren’t we kind of saturated with “Romeo & Juliet” remakes? [Los Angeles Times]
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Entertainment

Can you imagine the fighting that would have erupted on their walls as family members tossed insults around? “Unhand my daughter, Romeo, or I shall report thee to Mark Zuckerberg and cast a pox upon thine profile!” Ha. [Random Factory]
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Entertainment

Hailee Steinfeld’s appearance in “True Grit” earned her Hollywood’s respect. Her next role may earn her some controversy. In Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” Hailee will do a nude scene—unusual, since Hailee is only 14-years-old. The filmmaker says that his only intention in using a young actress is to stay true to Shakespeare’s… READ MORE »


News

“Romeo and Juliet” is finally coming into the internet age. “Such Tweet Sorrow” is an experimental production that follows a contemporary story arc loosely based on the original tragedy, but unfolds via Twitter messages and videos posted to YouTube. The collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark, which produces mobile phone entertainment, allows the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Last night, I was watching a travel show, and I learned about The Juliet Club. Based in Verona, Italy, where Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet lived, the group receives thousands of letters every year addressed to Juliet. The notes arrive from around the world and come for a variety of reasons and from… READ MORE »


Entertainment

In case you’ve never really understood Shakespearian verse, you can revisit the classic story of Romeo and Juliet as told through Facebook. All it takes are some friend requests, relationship status updates, events, and groups to tell this tragic tale in full. Trace the whole drama of the Montagues and Capulets from Romeo ending his… READ MORE »


Style

Bring your own Romeo to this 13th century Veronese mansion and you could feel as romantic as Shakespeare’s most famous couple. Verona’s town council is now allowing couples to get married on the balcony of the Capello family mansion. It’s believed that the Capellos were the Capulets in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, so lovers across… READ MORE »


News

Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR]
A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose between cancer and osteoporosis? [AHN]
Today is Tim Gunn’s birthday. Forget to get him a present? “Make it work, people!” [Blogging Project Runway] … READ MORE »