2020Tue21Apr(Apr 21)6:00 amMon04May(May 4)6:00 amMoved OnlineVirtual EventRomeo & Juliet | Shakespear's Globe LondonPAST EVENT(April 21) 6:00 am - (May 4) 6:00 am NZST Shakespears Globe OnlineType:Free,TheatreWhere:VirtualAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)
April 21 (Tuesday) 6:00 am - May 4 (Monday) 6:00 am NZST
Watch Shakespear’s Globe 2009 production of Romeo and Juliet in London, UK for FREE to stream on YouTube for 2 weeks until
Watch Shakespear’s Globe 2009 production of Romeo and Juliet in London, UK for FREE to stream on YouTube for 2 weeks until Sunday 3 May 2020 (British Summer Time).
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story.
Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence.
Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes.
FREE, voluntary donations appreciated
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