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    Random Society 33 presents...

    Romeo and Juliet
    By William Shakespeare

    20:45, Mon 7th June 2021 - Fri 11th June 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    Easter Week 7

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
    Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original.
    Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.

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    Auditions for Romeo and Juliet

    Audition details

    • Thu 8th Oct, 13:45–17:45, Random Location 8

    Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 26th Oct 2020 00:00 for more details.

    Technical roles for Romeo and Juliet

    We are looking for: * Master Carpenter * Publicity Designer * Set Designer * Producer * Sound Designer * Publicist * Director * Lighting Designer * Production Manager

      Contact Random Contact 64 before 11th Nov 2020 12:36 for more details.

      Cast

      Juliet Capulet -
      Romeo Montague -
      Mercutio -
      Tybalt -
      Benvolio -
      Friar Lawrence -
      Count Paris -
      Rosaline -
      Prince Escalus -
      Lord Capulet -
      Lady Capulet -
      Lord Montague -
      Lady Montague -

      Production Team

      Director -
      Producer -
      Technical Director -
      Lighting Designer -
      Publicity Designer -