2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Does Romeo and Juliet Remain the Same Story When Modernized?
Susan A. Whitmar
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

This paper will examine two modern adaptations of Romeo and Juliet. Using West Side Story and Gnomeo and Juliet, this paper will compare the themes of love, masculinity, violence, and innocence to see if these themes change or are lost when the story is modernized too much.

Keywords: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Modernization, Comparison , West Side Story, Gnomeo and Juliet

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -2
Location: MG 2090
Time: 2:45

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