VERTU’ s Launch: A Night at the Paris Opera
What does Shakespeare have to say about love? Let’s start with the basics: Shakespeares' sonnets. “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove: Oh no! It is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken.’
Perhaps Romeo and Juliet's love is fate. Their love is given a cosmic significance, which suggests that the universe plays a role in the creation of deep romantic love. Despite their love being disallowed by the Capulet and Montague households, they inevitably and irresistibly find themselves drawn together. Romeo and Juliet, one of the most classic works in English literature, has been adapted to the screen several times for new interpretations.
What sparks will emerge when classics and modern adaptations collide? The moon seemed to shine especially bright that night. From beyond the French windows, its only rival was the glittering Eiffel Tower. Inside, guests mingled and sipped Champagne. The performance was about to begin.