Romeo and Juliet serves to satisfy both anyway, which for a play has obviously stuck around for a very long time, which points to how good a book can turn out to be centuries after its author graced our good planet. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare employs several dramatic techniques that have garnered praise from critics; most notably the abrupt shifts from comedy to tragedy. Romeo, a Montague is infatuated with Rosaline, a niece of Capulet. The two young lovers, with the aid of Friar Laurence, make plans to be married in secret.
Romeo and Juliet is running through Sept. The two plays will share casts and scenery. The most wonderful thing about attending the Utah Shakespeare Festival is the ambiance.
The moment patrons set foot on the grounds of The Beverley they are immediately transported to the Elizabethan-era minus the smells. The beautiful Engelstad Theatre — designed and built in the style of the era — stands over the grounds and bugles herald patrons to their seats for curtain call.
If you are a fan of the festival, which has an almost year history at SUU, you might even spot its founder, Fred C. Adams, strolling around, greeting guests with his infectious smile.
And all of that is before the play even starts.
The cast and crew of the season delivered exactly what I was after; straight Shakespeare … with a few delightful surprises. I was mainly surprised by how funny the play was for a story that is so tragic. For her part, Brott was outstanding. She owned every scene she was in. One thing I love about Shakespeare is that he wrote stories for everyone.
You could be the Queen of England or a pauper and there is likely a character or storyline that is relatable. Brott does an excellent job on stage of relating wit, motherly affections toward Juliet and a solid understanding of the complexities of the class system in which the story is set.
The central story of Romeo and Juliet is that of the two young lovers who are so passionate for each other that they take their love all the way to their early graves, but it is also a story of miscommunication, bitter rivalries and the follies of youth, particularly their lusty ways.
And the latter is the most evident in the way Burris portrayed Mercutio. It is a good thing that Mercutio must die otherwise Shane Kenyon Romeo would never have a chance to come into his own. For all my talk of how witty and funny Romeo and Juliet is in the beginning, it is, in the end, a tragedy; and in this tragedy the body count is pretty high.
Mercutio is the first to go and his death sets off a chain of events that leads to the ultimate tragic ending, but it also leads to some of the best acting on the Engelstad stage.
As I said before without Mercutio getting the axe, or sword rather, Kenyon as Romeo would never have a chance to show what he is truly capable of.
And it happens quick. Here was a Romeo that was multi-faceted and commanding. And what of our young Juliet?
In order for Romeo and Juliet to work, the role of the heroine must be perfectly cast. For this version of the show, I think they nailed it. Betsy Mugavero Juliet really inhabited the character. Juliet goes through a really quick maturation throughout the play from a young girl besotted by romance to one willing to take her own life in order to preserve the honor of the vows she had made to Romeo.
Mugavero is exciting to watch throughout this growth process. It was breathtaking to watch. If I ever get the chance to meet William Shakespeare in the next life I have some major questions for him. Starting with why on earth some of the supposedly responsible adults allowed and even made possible a marriage between Romeo and Juliet in the first place.
That being said, the language is divine and the actors made every bit of the dialogue make sense through their performances. This story is a cautionary tale about love and hatred and bias that is as applicable today as it was in the late s when it first debuted on the stage.The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach.
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From The Community The play is a comedy and therefore a love story, but the focus is on the friendship of two men--two buddies as it were--as in the plot of a Paul Newman/Robert Redford. Introduction.
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