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US NewsRomeo and Juliet director dies

15:20  15 june  2019
15:20  15 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (often shortened to Romeo + Juliet ) is a 1996 American romantic crime tragedy directed , co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann

Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by William Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings.

Romeo and Juliet director dies © Getty Mr Zeffirelli was known for his move adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and TV series Jesus of Nazareth Revered Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for productions including his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, has died.

Zeferelli's son Luciano said his 96-year-old father passed away at his home in Rome, adding he "had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way".

The director won fans worldwide with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, with his style most famously captured in his cinematic rendering of Shakespeare's tragedy.

His 1968 version was a hit with critics and performed well at the box office.

Zeffirelli was also known for the lavish TV miniseries Jesus of Nazareth, but his name was inextricably linked to the theatre and opera.

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