Thursday, 29 October 2009

Shakespeare updated...

Today sees the premiere of 'A Tender Thing' in Newcastle. Using the text of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' as his basis, writer Ben Power has reinvented the play in an updated context; instead portraying an older, married couple. As they discover that their lives may be drawing to a close, they begin to realise that they cannot contemplate being apart. So follows the narrative, with the human capacity for love shown to be transcendent of time barriers, a concept applicable both in the Shakespearian and modern day contexts. A preview of the Royal Shakepeare Company production can be seen here

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