Shakespeare's R&J: Joe Calarco's Riveting Drama-Within-A-Drama
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The last date listed for Shakespeare's R&J was Sunday March 3, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Jan P
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This is very well done--excellent acting and engaging. This was the complete Romeo & Juliet (as well as extras) so I was a bit surprised at that. Very good interpretation. Not for everyone, though, as it is the complete work and runs 2 3/4 hours.
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Loud, fast, energetic, tedious; the agressive rhythms & pretentious stylizations crowded out any chance of subtle or perceptive characterizations of the four students or of the characters in the Shakespearean text they purported to read. Sorry I...continued
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“Breath-stopping … The inventiveness, the cleverness of the staging and the boundless energy of the cast keep us glued to our seats” — "_The Washington Post_ ":http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/shakespeares-rj-at-signature-theatre-an-old-heartache-gets-an-electric-jolt/2013/02/13/c7d8281c-7620-11e2-9889-60bfcbb02149_story.html
“Visual magic … A bracing in-the-round production” — _The Baltimore Sun _
“This is Shakespeare at its best: raw, athletic, passionate … sexy” — Brightest Young Things
Four young men. One scarf. Shakespeare’s transcendent saga of forbidden love reimagined in a brave and bold in-the-round setting.
A repressive all-male Catholic boarding school bans Romeo and Juliet in favor of Latin conjugations and the Ten Commandments. Four students unearth a secret copy and steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion. While it begins as a lark, the story gradually draws the boys into a discovery of universal truth that parallels their own coming-of-age. A riveting drama within a drama, Shakespeare’s R&J transcends the boundaries between play and player.