Source: Courtesy of Tainaner Ensemble
Interview with the director Lu Po-Shen (2005)
Funky and interesting interpretation of a classic.
A very interesting and modern rendition of Romeo and Juliet…almost like West Side Story. I would particularly like to know what meaning the of the balloons are since Juliet (I am assuming) is always holding them.
Tags: Balloons, Modern
it’s very different. Had comic moments (audience laughing) and ending done a little differently than usual. Interesting nonetheless
Tags: color red, balloons, hat, broom, dress, ‘tablecloth’,
I like how the characters are one stage for the prologue, allowing the chorus to point out the characters and situations to the audience as they happen.
Am I mistaken that this is an all-male cast? It does not affect the tone at all, but just impressive acting by the Juliet.
I like the use of color – Juliet’s white (wedding-like) dress and Romeo’s darker attire. The red balloons also beg attention. Very interesting interpretation.
Even just in the opening scene, the set is a striking element. The split, raised platform in the back is a unique treatment of the set as well as serving almost as a symbol for the two fighting families.
A very modern and urbanized adaptation.
The set is bold and striking, the use of props like graffiti, balloons, dresses is very different than the norm.
The set’s graffiti-like look sets this production firmly in an inner city. It has a gritty feeling, and darkens the play considerably. It really emphasizes the urban violence that surrounds the young couple.
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Romeo and Juliet Unplugged
Note: This is the full video
Note: The Nurse returns after meeting with Romeo. She has a message for Juliet, but delays in telling it which frustrates Juliet.