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All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0592  Sunday, 12 October 2008

From:       Larry Weiss <
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Date:       Tuesday, 07 Oct 2008 15:25:43 -0400
Subject: 19.0585 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0585 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre

 >The play is what it is, as it now stands. The director's problem
 >is to find some way to convey a character, otherwise described
 >in the play, whose failure to act sensibly is shown to be in
 >character.

It seems to me that impulsiveness and flightiness are dominant elements of 
Romeo's character as given in the text. What does a director or actor need to do 
to convey this to an intelligent audience beyond merely performing the play as 
given?

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