The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0056 Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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.
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