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All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0668  Thursday, 20 November 2008

From:        John Briggs <
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Date:        Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 00:58:06 -0000
Subject: 19.0658 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:     Re: SHK 19.0658 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre

Donald Bloom wrote:

 >Verona in the 16th century is a much realer place than Athens in a
 >hazy, legendary past where Hermia and Lysander can hope to run off
 >through the woods to safety and happiness.


Although "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is, of course, a re-working of some of the 
themes of "Romeo and Juliet". (Just as "Twelfth Night" is a re-working of 
"Hamlet".)  Shakespeare tended to repeat himself: the first time as tragedy, the 
second as farce.

John Briggs

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