Shakespeare's celebrated tragedy made accessible as drama for younger listeners whilst remaining true to the Bard's verse and vocabulary. What could be worse than falling in love with your enemy? Romeo Montague thinks he's in love until he meets Juliet Capulet. With her, he discovers what true love really feels like. But their two families are bitter rivals, and no one must know about their secret passion. When Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a brawl, their hopes of happiness seem doomed. Can Friar Laurence use their love to reconcile the two families, or will his plans bring further tragedy?
©2010 Helen Street (P)2010 Helen Street
This is supposed to be "accessible for children." Why do they call it that? The performance is stilted and difficult to follow both in delivery and in language. Some of the characters sound too much alike during conversation that it is nearly impossible to discern between them. This is definitely not helpful for children.
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