All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.003 Tuesday, 6 January 2009
From: John Briggs <
Date: Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 00:58:06 -0000
Subject: 19.0658 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the
Comment: Re: SHK 19.0658 All-Male Romeo and Juliet at the
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.
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