Romeo and Juliet
MO 10.07.2023, 19:30 Uhr
Residenz, BrunnenhofMünchenResidenzstraße 180333
Veranstalter: The American Drama Group Europe
FREILICHTTHEATERAUFFÜHRUNG IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE
ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Stebbings
Musical director: John Kenny
Producer: Grantly Marshall
TNT Theatre has developed an international reputation for presenting dynamic, exciting and direct productions of Shakespeare's major works. Live music, powerful choreography and a simple performance style allow a modern audience to experience Shakespeare's great love story as an Elizabethan audience might have done at a London theatre some four hundred years ago. In this production the play is freed from the
clichés of West Side Story and the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and is rediscovered as a story not of urban street kids but of "two houses both alike in dignity." This is a tragedy of clan war, of a town in violent chaos, riven by family feuds, where the deaths of two young lovers bring the warring factions to their
senses. Verona is brought to the stage in all its classical glory, Latin passion and baroque decadence. This is an Italy where honour, pride and family loyalty are valued above morality, peace and love. In amodern world equally riven by violence and intolerance, where peace seems as elusive as true love, this greattragedy is as relevant as ever. This is not a historical but a mythic setting that enables the morality play andthe romantic tragedy to reach its true potential.
All too often, Shakespeare suffers from directors and even designers imposing an interpretation on the original that stifles its essence. TNT works carefully to bring out the true richness and depth ofShakespeare. This approach has been much appreciated by a wide audience who is often surprised at howaccessible and relevant Shakespeare's plays become when they are performed in the manner Shakespearemight have intended. The plays were written to be performed with limited scenery which calls upon the imagination of the audience, live music, small casts, energetic physical performances and a sensitivity to poetry. All of these elements are present in a TNT Shakespeare production. Less is more or, to quote HAMLET, "the play is the thing."
The music for this production comprises both recorded instrumental and live vocal elements. John Kenny has arranged and adapted many baroque vocal and instrumental works, which are performed on historical instruments by The Scott Free Ensemble (baroque violin, alto & tenor sackbuts recorders, percussion, harpsichord and organ).
This production tours widely in Europe and China this season and has visited over thirty countries since its premier fourteen years ago.
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