On A More Positive Note…
I just had to find this after mentioning it. This was one of the first adaptations I was ever priviliged to see, almost before I really “got” Shakespeare in his own work. Now, I know, it’s a full Hollywood set and to compare that to a book just isn’t fair. I still think that it’s just about as perfect as a “modern” (gosh, am I really this old, now?) telling can possibly be. It totally gives me chills.
Oh, and of course, there is my beloved West Side Story which comes in a very close second. Second? Really? When has West Side ever come in second anywhere in my book? Well, like I’ve mentioned countless times, this week, I’m just a sucker for the original playwright’s words. Sorry, Maria.
Happy Friday, Verona!