Romeu & Julieta (Romeo & Juliet: An excellent and lamentable dessert)

Simões, Marta 2017

Based on the classical love story from William Shakespeare, the actors tell the story of this ill­-fated romance, mixing it with a cheesecake that takes the name of the protagonists. The blood of the lovers is guava jam, the sword fights are conducted with spatulas and a bite of a Rich Tea biscuit can be a delicious alternative to a broken heart. After the success of Hamlet sou eu and Granda Pinta, Teatro Praga are returning to Teatro Maria Matos with a surprising interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic play. Read More

Locos X Romeo y Julieta

Conejero, Manuel Ángel 2012

The worldwide and so many times staged text of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is performed by a young theatre troupe. Alone on stage, without adults, Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Benvolio and the rest of friends that – we suppose – should be on stage, in fact are seen here as an urban tribe, will invade the setting in the same way as if they were in fair Verona. A setting where bodies are both set designs and objects, complements for the body, in the sequence of events for the actor. So we shall see the characters, celebrating their bodies and tender age, in a plaza, dancing, singing, fighting and “playing” to stage Romeo and Juliet, playing that they are going a bit crazy with their tasks. In this manner, clothed with the text and white robes, these young people will go Crazy for Romeo and Juliet (Locos X Romeo y Julieta). Read More

Romeo y Julieta

Zamit, Jose 2012

Romeo y Julieta, a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, produced by OFF Teatre and directed by José Zamit was performed on July 3, 2012 at the Teatro Olympia in Valencia, Spain. OFF Teatre, an alternative fringe drama school and theatre company founded by Rafael Cruz Izquierdo (Figueres, 1967 – Valencia, 2008) in 2003, has become the benchmark for the independent performing arts in the Valencian Community (Spain). This counter-cultural space, as originally conceived by Cruz, was created in response to those fundamental and collaborative ideas enacted by most European states during the consolidation of the EU at the beginning of the XXI century. Read More

Romeo & Juliet: at the Globe Theatre

Villela, Gabriel 2000

Grupo Galpão’s Romeu e Julieta is an intercultural adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a production that intentionally draws on a range of popular practices such as street theatre, circus performance and the tradition of the commedia dell’arte, as well as on elements from the cultural imaginary of Minas Gerais in southeast Brazil. This production was staged in 2000 at the Globe Theatre in London. Read More

Romeu e Julieta

Villela, Gabriel 1992 | 4 Comments

Grupo Galpão’s Romeu e Julieta (1992), directed by Gabriel Villela, is an intercultural adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a production that intentionally draws on a range of popular practices such as street theatre, circus performance and the tradition of the commedia dell’arte, as well as on elements from the cultural imaginary of Minas Gerais in southeast Brazil. Read More

Romeo and Juliet

Projkovski, Dejan 2013

ROMEO AND JULIET | Vera Komissarzhevskaya Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia | National Theatre Bitola, Macedonia | Director Dejan Projkovski Read More

R & J de Shakespeare: Juventude Interrompida (R & J: Youth Interrupted)

Fonseca, João 2011

In the same vein as Dead Poet’s Society, the story is set in the repressed atmosphere of an all male boarding school where four students engage in a clandestine reading of Romeo and Juliet. As the boys express their repressed emotions and passions through Shakespeare’s verse, they start to merge with the roles of the characters in Romeo and Juliet, and the tale blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. Read More

Romeu e Julieta: Ontem Verona, Hoje Vidigal (Yesterday Verona, Today Vidigal) – (2009)

Fraga, Gutti (Guti) 2009

Nós do Morro – Romeu e Julieta: Ontem Verona, Hoje Vidigal (2009) (Yesterday Verona, Today Vidigal).

This is an amateur children’s production of Romeo and Juliet. The group of children from the community/ favela prepare for the mounting of the play, they perform it and, then, they briefly comment on the sense of identity that theater brings to the community.

Article written by Cristiane Busato Smith, “Nós do Morro: Voice, Art, and Empowerment”

 

 

Romeo and Juliet

Chen, Lincang 2008

In the Spring of 2008, visiting director Chen Lincang of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing worked with students at the Binghamton University Theatre Department to stage a production of Romeo and Juliet. The result was a new interpretation of the play performed in English, but in the beijing opera style.

For more details about this production, please read this article.

Visit this gallery of production stills.

Romeo and Juliet

Bartlett, Neil 2008

Cast

Morven Christie … Juliet
David Dawson … Romeo

Additional resources can be found for this production here.

For more information about the stage performance, see RSC Archive.

Romeo Must Die

Bartkowiak, Andrzej 2000 | 4 Comments

Romeo Must Die is a 2000 film about a gang war that breaks out between an African American gang and an Asian gang in Oakland, CA. The plot is similar to that of Romeo and Juliet and featured famed martial arts star Jet Li and singer Aaliyah in her first movie debut. Read More

Mississippi Masala

Nair, Mira 1991 | One Comment

Mississippi Masala is a 1991 film inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet about the interracial romance between an African American man and an Indian American woman in rural Mississippi. Read More

Romiou yu Youliye

Xu, Qiping 1981

Performed by the third class of Tibetan students from the Shanghai Theatre Academy.

Romeo and Juliet

Perng, Ching-hsi

Part of the Shashibiya Mingju Donghua (Animated Shakespeare) series.