Romeo & Juliet

Date: 2008
Posted by: Z4Films
Credits: Produced, animated, edited and directed by Tyler Zeiger for Z4 Films. Music selections given in the end credits
Cast: Voices by Tyler Zeiger
Duration: 5.10

Claymation version of the confrontation between Tybalt, Benvolio, Mercutio and Romeo, ending in the death of Tybalt, from Act 3 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, performed on a tabletop with toy castle and faceless clay figures in single, bright colours. A rather engaging home-made effort, with good variety of shots, if not always in perfect focus. Shakespeare’s words are delivered in earnest monotone, with the occasional ‘dude’ thrown in. Produced as a school project, but the filmmaker has gone on to produce many more such claymation works for his Z4 Films.

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