In my opinion, Romeo & Juliet is an ideal Shakespeare play for a young director to work on, for new audiences to discover and for familiar ones to reconsider. There is always more to discover in this play—scenes that have been forgotten, lines that have been cut—beyond the famous phrases. The play seems so familiar to us as high school homework that it can be surprising to see it onstage, the way it was meant to be experienced. We are reminded once more of Shakespeare’s expert stagecraft, of how immaculately he constructed this play’s plot as well as its poetry.
Without giving anything away, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you on the play, and a few elements unique to this production:
I could not be more proud to share this production with you. We look forward to seeing you in our theatres again soon.
Shakespeare Theatre Company