Romeo and Juliet is the play which, in English literature at least, effectively invented the modern love story. Its charm and its power derive from the romantic setting (Verona, an Italian Renaissance city), the youthful innocence and ardour of the lovers, and (perhaps crucially) the excitement and drama created by the opposition which they have to contend with, an opposition which does not simply stem from the older generation but which is starkly present in the feud between their two families and which seems to be supported by the malignity of Fate. The wit, tenderness, dramatic variety and poetic beauty of this play continue to work their spell: it has proved a perennial favourite inspiring, even in our century, works such as the musical West Side Story.
Romeo and Juliet
Uppläsare: Michael Sheen Uppläsare: Kate Beckinsale Uppläsare: Philip Madoc Uppläsare: Norman Rodway Uppläsare: David Bradley Uppläsare: Frances Barber Uppläsare: Edward de Souza Uppläsare: Judy Loe Uppläsare: Fiona Shaw Uppläsare: Heathcote Williams Uppläsare: Anton Lesser Uppläsare: Jasper Britton Uppläsare: Ronan Vibert Uppläsare: Simon Harris Uppläsare: Peter Yapp Uppläsare: John Paul Connolly Uppläsare: Jason Cheater Uppläsare: John Summerfield Uppläsare: Hywell Simons