The Persistence of the Sacred
in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet

by Christopher Baker 

Group Notes

1. Lehmann, Courtney. “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.” Shakespeares after Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. Ed. Richard Burt. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. I, 124.

2. Dickson, Andrew. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare. London: Rough Guides, 2005. p. 314.

3. Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. The Riverside Shakespeare. Ed. G. Blakemore. Evans. 2 nd ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. 5.3.86.

4. Donne, John. John Donne’s Poetry. Ed. Donald R. Dickson. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. p. 36.

5. West-Durán, Alan. “Crossing Borders: Creative Disorders.” Latino and Latina Writers. Ed. Alan West Duran. 2 vols. New York: Thomson Gale, 2004. I, 21-40.

6. Sheppard, Philippa. “Latino Elements in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.” Latin American Shakespeares. Ed. Bernice W. Kliman and Rick J. Santos. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005. 242-62.

7. Paz, Octavio. The Labyrinth of Solitude. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1985. p. 49.

8. Ibid., p. 50.

9. Ibid. p. 56.

10. Darlington, Shasta. “Yo! Romeo!” Los Angeles Times. July 21, 1996.

11. (1.3.112-13)

12. (2.2.26, 28, 55)

13. (2.2.114).

14. (2.6.36-37)

15. (3. 2)

16.Ward, Graham. True Religion. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. p. 28-29.

17. Marsh, Clive. “Film and Theologies of Culture.” Explorations in Theology and Film. Ed. p. 27 Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. 21-34.

18. _____ and Gaye Ortiz. “Theology Beyond the Modern and the Postmodern: A Future Agenda for Theology and Film.” Explorations in Theology and Film. Ed. Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. 245-56. 253


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