Bell Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Love Sick Teenagers
Bell Shakespeare's travelling acting ensemble The Players present a schools-dedicated production of Romeo and Juliet.
No wonder modern kids connect so well with Shakespeare's tragic teens. Romeo falls for Juliet. Juliet swoons for Romeo. The young star-crossed lovers' are torn apart by an old family feud. It's a classic boy meets girl, boy loses girl love story. Bell Shakespeare's newly created ensemble of travelling actors The Players will perform Romeo And Juliet, at the Seymour Centre, Sydney, in March and the National Theatre, Melbourne, in August.
This schools dedicated production will give students the opportunity to experience the full force of a theatrical production of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.
Under the direction of Damien Ryan, who has directed and performed with Bell Shakespeare many times, this production of Romeo And Juliet will bring all the drama, excitement and tragedy of Shakespeare's classic play to life. "Romeo And Juliet belongs to all of us. Each generation needs to hear these stories, because they are the moral compass of our lives," said Ryan.
Set in the mid 20th Century in droughtstricken Australia, modern teenagers will no doubt connect with Shakespeare's tragic lovers in this dynamic, innovative retelling of the story we know so well.
"The nature of living in an isolated town and how claustrophobic that can be, struck me as very relevant for students in Australia today. I have tried to centre in, as much as possible, on the journey of the young people - Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, Benvolio and Tybalt," continued Ryan.
The production is perfectly tailored to the needs of Years 7-12 English and Drama students and has been condensed to 90 minutes to accommodate school schedule.Romeo and Juliet
Written By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Damien Ryan.
7th-8th of March, 2011: Seymour Centre, York Theatre, Sydney
9th-12th of August, 2011: The National theatre Carlisle, St Kilda
Times: 10am and 1pm Daily (Monday - Friday)
Price: $25 per student (1 free teacher per 20 students)
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