(greater than, less than Romeo ampersand Juliet) La Boite Indie & The Breadbeard Collective with the support of QPAC. Roundhouse Theatre. 14-30 November 2013
I read this title as More or Less Romeo and Juliet, exactly what it turned out to be!
Take ten young actors, 5F 5M, ask them to explore Shakespeare’s famous play as more than just a three-day love affair between a thirteen year-old girl and a seventeen year-old boy, which results in multiple deaths.
Just how strong is Shakespeare ‘s understanding of human nature and cultural roots? Does it carry over four hundred years? As the final back projection said: ‘Romeo and Juliet both end up dead’.