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Watch Romeo and Juliet What Is a Youth video song

music by Nino Rota, lyric by Eugene Wilder, sung by Glen Weston as Leonardo
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What Is a Youth song lyrics

 What is a youth? Impetuous fire. 
 What is a maid? Ice and desire. 
 The world wags on. 
 A rose will bloom 
 It then will fade 
 So does a youth, 
 So does the fairest maid. 
 Comes a time when one sweet smile, 
 Has its season for a while,
 Then love's in love with me. 
 Some they think only to marry, 
 Others will tease and tarry, 
 Mine is the very best parry, 
 Cupid he rules us all. 
 Caper the cape, but sing me the song, 
 Death will come soon to hush us along, 
 Sweeter than honey and bitter as gall, 
 Love is a task and it never will pall, 
 Sweeter than honey and bitter as gall, 
 Cupid he rules us all.



Romeo and Juliet What Is a Youth video song reviews from users:

Rating 5  Romeo Whiting
Laurence Olivier agreed to play the uncredited role of the narrator because he was so impressed with Zeffirelli's work for the National Theatre of Great Britain, of which Olivier was director at the time. Not only was Olivier the narrator, but he reportedly lent his voice to other anonymous characters. He did it all for the love of William Shakespeare and didn't accept any payment.

Rating 5  Juliet Hussey
Franco Zeffirelli initially planned the film as a television production. Then Paramount became involved and increased the budget. Franco Zeffirelli became concerned by Olivia Hussey's full figure during filming, and ordered that no more pasta would be served on the set.

Rating 5  Eugene Rota
According to Franco Zeffirelli's autobiography, Paul McCartney was originally asked to play the part of Romeo. The three soundtrack albums made from this film (one with score and dialogue excerpts, one with the entire film soundtrack, and one with only the music) were all released in stereo.

Rating 5  Leonardo Weston
The first major film production of this play to actually cast leading actors who were close to the ages of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Franco Zeffirelli needed to get special permission to show teenaged Olivia Hussey topless in one scene.