Romeo and Juliet, Golden Stick Festival

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is staged as a play in a play; a group of young people gets ready for their school essay on Shakespeare's drama by performing its story. Thus the four actors introduce the play’s four main characters, wherein each of them enacts several roles. The creative team intertwined the fragments of the original text in verses as with some improvised events from the lives of individual characters as well as with some musical and other references from the life of young people in modern times. Thus the verse in the contemporary theatrical language is conveyed in a much softer -and thus more comprehensible way to execute a proper interest of the young viewers in Shakespeare's intricate plots: fatal love, unsupportive environment, blinded by envy; revenge and hatred, loyalty and subordination to groups, searching for one's own identity and one's own voice in the world.
  • The dramatic oeuvre of William Shakespeare (1564–1616) marked the peak of the Elizabethan and the entire Renaissance drama alike. Romeo and Juliet - the tragedy about love between two young people from Verona's feuding families - the Capulets and the Montagues. Written between 1591 and 1595, the play has been inspiring ever since the creators of all generations and artistic vocations. First to translate this magnificent work into Slovenian was Ivan Cankar (Goriška tiskarna,  A. Gabršček, 1904), who was followed by Oton Župančič (Slovenska matica, 1940); the later issues introduced Župančič's translation, updated by Janko Moder and the translation, signed by Milan Jesih.

Premiere: 27th June 2016

Margareta Schwarzwald and Cankarjev dom
Concept and Direction: Maruša Kink
Author: William Shakespeare and Creative Team
Text: William Shakespeare and Creative Team
Performed by: Patrizia Jurinčič Finžgar, Vid Klemenc, Lovro Finžgar / Žan Koprivnik and Jure Kopušar
03.10.2017 at 18:00
Stage: Cankarjev dom
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