The Romeo and Juliet Phenomenon
William Shakespeare’s literary masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet, has influenced a whole generation’s perception of forbidden love. The story of star-crossed lovers are now retold through different mediums such as comics, cartoons, songs and many more. It is so amusing how people can come up with many different ideas on how to portray Romeo and Juliet.
Disclaimer: None of the images and videos below belong to me though I wish they did due to their creativity and great ability have awesome ideas such as these.
COMICS: Many artists today use Romeo and Juliet as inspiration for their works. They even add some twist to the story to add humor to it.
Lastly, the famous Savage Chickens never fail to amuse us–
CARTOON: I present to you The Guinea Pig Theater to perform their own version of Romeo and Juliet. This is definitely my favorite.
DANCE: Romeo and Juliet is also a famous ballet done by numerous ballet companies all over the world. It has been performed by numerous world-known ballet dancers such as the great Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nuryev.
SONGS: The work of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has also inspired contemporary songs today such as Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” which became a worldwide hit.
These are just a FEW of the NUMEROUS adaptations of Romeo and Juliet which until today, is very popular. The Romeo and Juliet of William Shakespeare is definitely a worldwide phenomenon and will continue to be until God knows when.