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Lean & Hungry Theater: Romeo and Juliet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0056   Wednesday, 23 February 2011

From:         Julia Griffin <
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Date:         Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:37:37 PM ET 
Subject:      Lean & Hungry Theater: Romeo and Juliet 

Another modern *Romeo*!  And why not?

Still, I've been thinking of something counter-revolutionary . . .

*R&J* relocated to Mesopotamia, some time around 2800 BC. Juliet's family serves the goddess Ishtar; 
Romeo's, however, is devoted to the cult of Shamash, and despises the Ishtarians. They meet on a night of 
cultic celebration (lots to imagine there!)

Tybalt is probably a monster, of dreadful form. The Prince is probably a god.

Julia Griffin


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