Almost Live: Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

This production of Romeo and Juliet was filmed live from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre in London. This condensed 90-minute adaptation is designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare. Suitable for ages 11+

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.

Described by our colleagues in London.

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The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some pre-show mingling with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with a descriptive introduction. The performance begins at 7 pm. The running time is 90 minutes and will be followed by discussion, Q and A and a prize draw. BC residents will be entered to win a surprise gift certificate.

“A delightfully enjoyable and concise version of Shakespeare’s original. Director Michael Oakley succeeds in creating a show that is engaging for young audiences as part of the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank programme, in particular through his direction of humour and speech. The jokes are played well by all, and land right where Shakespeare would have wanted them to.”The Edge


Romeo and Juliet – Plot Synopsis (link to Globe website)
Romeo and Juliet – Introductory Notes (Word Doc)
Learning Resources (link to Globe website)

Pre-Show Talk with Dr Will Tosh, Lecturer and Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe: