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What real life celebrities relate to the characters of the Romeo & Juliet? I need help...

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roux | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2007 at 2:38 AM via web

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What real life celebrities relate to the characters of the Romeo & Juliet?

I need help as who,

Romeo-
Montague-
Lady montague-
Benvolio-
Abram-
Balthasar-
Juliet-
Capulet-
Lady capulet-
Tybalt-
The nurse-
Samson and Gregory-
Paris-
Mercutio-
Prince escalus-
Friar Laurence-
Friar John-
The apothecary-

Which celebrities relate to each character?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 6, 2007 at 2:52 AM (Answer #1)

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Well, in a literal sense, almost no celebrities would relate to the smaller characters. If you're a celebrity, you're not going to have a life like, for example, the nurse. You would be famous, and living your own life, and the nurse is really living for Juliet.

That said, you could cast these pretty easily by looking at two things:
1) Their psychological characteristics
2) Their physical characteristics.

So, for Juliet, you'd want someone young, who can carry a scene on her own, and handle the attention of men, especially men older than she is, like Paris. This might be a Hillary Duff or an Anne Hathaway.

If you want real life situations, you'd have to go to tragedies or failed relationships.

For someone like Tybalt, you'd want someone who can carry off being an expert fencer, but also hot headed. That might someone young and lively, like Heath Ledger. He's played very physical roles. A Matt Damon would work too.

Do that throughout and you'll have your list.

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