ROMEO & JULIET

Genre: Classical
by William Shakespeare, directed by Melody Brooks

Part of Play Outside, A Festival of Free Outdoor Theatre
produced by The Shakespeare Project

Director Melody Brooks' approach to Romeo & Juliet centers on medieval Verona, circa 1300—a savage and violent place, busy with the building of dynasties and establishing the veneration of aristocratic bloodlines. The sons of the wealthy are not to be denied, daughters are bartered to strengthen their family's position. Against this backdrop, two children—one unsupervised and the other unloved—seek solace in each other's arms from the cruel adult world. Tradition asks us to celebrate the constancy of their love, but NPT's production asks instead that audiences weep for this pair—and for all of the children who have been and continue to be sacrificed on the alter of hate and ambition.

Open:   09/01/05
Close:   09/24/05

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Wednesday-Sunday at multiple locations:

Manhattan
Washington Square Park
9/1/2005 6:00 PM

Brooklyn
Sunset Park
9/2/2005 6:00 PM

Manhattan
Fort Tryon Park
9/3/2005 2:00 PM

Manhattan
Fort Tryon Park
9/3/2005 5:00 PM

Brooklyn
Sunset Park
9/15/2005 6:00 PM

Manhattan
Marcus Garvey Park
9/16/2005 6:00 PM

Bronx
St. Mary's Park
9/17/2005 2:00 PM

Bronx
St. Mary's Park
9/17/2005 5:00 PM

Staten Island
Alice Austen House
9/18/2005 2:00 PM

Manhattan
La Plaza
9/23/2005 6:00PM

Queens
Socrates Sculpture Park
9/24/2005 5:00 PM

for a complete up-to-the-minute schedule of all festival events, visit www.playoutside.org


Theater:   various places around town
Address:   
New York, NY
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Cost:FREE
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