Tonight, on screens at K Cinplex theatres in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos the tale of two star-crossed lovers will lay in wait for those who wish to see how the Globe theatre interprets William Shakespeare’s play, the greatest love story ever written.
The play, ofcourse, is Romeo and Juliet and the version to be screened tonight is a Dominic Dromgoole production, which is said to “bring refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story”.
The cast is led by Ellie Kendrick as Juliet and Adetomiwa Edun as Romeo who, together with all the actors, really give the feel of Elizabethan England with excellent period costumes that “point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence”.
The story, set in Verona Italy, begins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies. But what happens when a boy from one of the families falls in love with a girl from the other side of the battle field? A lot of violence, a sweet balcony scene, a secret marriage, an exile, a drink of poison and a plunge of a dagger.
Filmed before a live audience at Shakespeare’s Globe in the heart of London, the play’s intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of Shakespeare’s verse.
Romeo and Juliet
Screening of the play as performed at the Globe theatre. May 11. K Cineplex Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos. 7.30pm. Tel: 77-778383