Hello, readers. So, here’s the thing. I have a boatload of reviews for publication here, but right now, I have to write them before that can happen. This is why, I’m re-sharing something from Silver Petticoat today.
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The feature? Julian Fellowes adaptation of an iconic story we all know. I won’t go so far as to say we all love said story given that I am not a big fan of its tragic prose, but then, I am willing to see past some of this to enjoy the beauty that is the 2013 re-make of Romeo and Juliet.
I reviewed this one months ago (in the interest of accuracy, I can confirm the month was February), but never got around to sharing it here. Today, I decided to do just so today, and will hopefully have more new reviews next week. In the meantime, you can find the review snippet below and of course, I’d gladly enjoy reading your thoughts on this most recent reimagining of the Shakespeare classic.
Given how successful Julian Fellowes has been thanks to the ITV drama Downton Abbey, it is little wonder he would rewrite a classic piece of tragedy and romance such as Romeo and Juliet. Though it has been re-told in many forms, I’d wager none have been done quite so prettily as this.
The classic lovers are played by young British actor Douglas Booth and the talented Hailee Steinfeld. Though the story is all the same as the classic Shakespeare play, the new adaptation (with a twist) introduces a new generation to the young Romeo, enthralled with the beautiful daughter of his family’s sworn enemy. Promised to a young nobleman named Paris, Juliet too is struck with love when she sees Romeo. Together, with promises of love and hope for a future not of their respective families making, they shape their own temporary piece of heaven. Continue Reading »