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Characters in Romeo and Juliet

Feel the love

As the June sun rises over the walled city of Verona, a middle-aged Beijing businessman is locked in an amorous embrace outside medieval San Pietro castle. Golden sunlight seeps out across the streets below.

Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am

Shakespeare update charms

The opening lines proclaim: 'The story you are about to see has been told before. A lot.'

But don't let that keep you from watching the movie. For Gnomeo & Juliet offers a new twist to the Romeo and Juliet tale by William Shakespeare.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Letters to Juliet (film)

Letters to Juliet is a feel-good movie with an easy plot and happy ending. Sophie Hall (Amanda Seyfried) heads to Verona, Italy, with her chef fianc? Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) for a pre-honeymoon. When Victor gets too busy, Sophie explores on her own.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Not what Shakespeare wrote

Letters to Juliet is a feel-good movie with an easy plot and happy ending. Sophie Hall (Amanda Seyfried) heads to Verona, Italy, with her chef fianc? Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) for a pre-honeymoon. When Victor finds himself too busy to spend time with her, Sophie starts to explore.

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Journalist joins search for long-lost love

From director Gary Winick of Charlotte's Web and 13 Going on 30, and written by Academy Award nominee Jose Riveria, Letters to Juliet is a romantic comedy with allusions to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Featuring an international star-studded cast, the film breaks down the barriers of time and place in finding love.

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby Penguin, HK$108

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

John says ...

Rachel captures the excitement, and disappointments, of dating extremely well. It takes a real talent to make a reader feel as excited, scared or sad as a character does.

At the moment, the essay tells quite a simple story. The plot focuses on Juliet's date with the charming Romeo, and the revelation that he is, in fact, a 'bad guy'.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

A most enduring love story

One of Shakespeare's most loved plays, Romeo and Juliet is the best known tale of star-crossed lovers and the power love can have over us all, even after death. Orpheus Theatre's production of the play hopes to bring the classic to a new generation of audience members by incorporating modern music and costumes, and setting it in a non-historical setting.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

John says . . .

Nga-lam's exciting story uses suspense - one of the most valuable tools of a writer.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

What changed and why

At the start of my version of 'A surprise from Juliet', Juliet's mother doesn't yet have specific worries about her daughter; she just suspects something is wrong. Clearly, this isn't as dramatic as the opening to the original story.

But it does allow me to show more of the key facts being revealed or discovered.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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