Acting out the reality of love- a comparison of screen and reality, truth and acting.

This article titled “Love is pain. That’s the message of the Richard Burton–Elizabeth Taylor story” was written by Jonathan Jones, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 5th June 2013 16.00 UTC

The modern world has a problem with love. How do we even imagine it, let alone live it? In Shakespeare’s time people knew what love looked like. It meant a young man playing a lute or a lady listening to her lover’s honeyed words from her balcony. Marriage was something else, a property arrangement. But in modern times, love and relationships, long-term partnerships versus short-term joy, are hopelessly confused as is witnessed by the tangled tale of those two famous 20th-century lovers, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

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