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Who Could Play TybaltWho would be a good celebrity to play the role of Tybalt?

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smartypantzzz | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 6, 2008 at 8:45 AM via web

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Who Could Play Tybalt

Who would be a good celebrity to play the role of Tybalt?

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Susan Woodward | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted June 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM (Answer #2)

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Well, the character is pugnacious and hot-headed, yet loyal to his family name.  He would have to have a snide wit and sullenly carry a grudge far enough to challenge someone to a duel, even though he was told to leave the matter with Romeo alone.

My choice would be Tom Felton, also known as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 6, 2008 at 2:14 PM (Answer #3)

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I love Draco Malfoy as a choice.

Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, any one of those NFL stars who think they're also actors would also suffice.

Good Luck! 

 

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted June 6, 2008 at 3:05 PM (Answer #4)

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Hmmm...I think Ryan Philippe would be a GREAT choice for that role.  :)

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 9, 2008 at 12:17 PM (Answer #5)

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I like Draco Malfoy for the "evil" factor, but he's far too blond in my mind!

I picture Tybalt as a fit and preppy type of guy.  Like the Socs from "The Outsiders".  He'll be young and tempermental.  If we are staying true to the setting, he will be of Italian looks as well.  I like Josh Hartnett or Steven Strait.

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted June 15, 2008 at 8:30 AM (Answer #6)

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I love questions like these!  It's so fun to imagine good actors in Shakespearean roles!

I can see Philip Seymour Hoffman as Tybalt.  He plays just about any role he touches incredibly well (did you see "Capote"???  Holy cow, he was good!), and he already has that snide, sarcastic edge to him down pat.

After seeing R&J in Ashland, I always picture Tybalt as a red-head - weird, huh?  The actor who played him at the OSF was AMAZING!

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mrerick | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted July 3, 2008 at 8:22 PM (Answer #7)

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How about Ray Liotta?  Classic hothead movie role...

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