Category Archives: Shakespeare and Reference

Shakespeare Memes

A collection of Shakespeare related memes and joke graphics. Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/romeojulietmusical

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Nurse dialogue excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

Nurse dialogue excerpts from Act One of Conrad Askland’s musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Read by Lauren Oakley from Birmingham, England. To be used as a reference to authentic English accents with original Shakespeare dialogue.

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Classics Deflated: Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet

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Posted on December 14, 2010 by James Cappio
Original post: http://shakesyear.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/classics-deflated-zeffirellis-romeo-and-juliet/

Posted by permission according to instructions on his weblog

Classics Deflated: Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet by James Cappio

Before I started the Shakespeare Project I didn’t have any strong views aboutRomeo and Juliet. I thought pretty much what you probably think: it’s Shakespeare’s Tragic Tale of Young Love, with some beautiful language that’s become hackneyed through overfamiliarity, like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, or for that matter at least a thousand other lines of Shakespeare. Tragic Doomed Youth, end of story. Literally: aren’t the last lines “For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo”?

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Moresca Dance

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The Moresca dance is used in Zeffeirelli’s 1968 Romeo and Juliet film adaptation as well as the 2014 film directed by Carlo Carlei.

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Seattle Young Shakespeare Workshop 2014

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Seattle Young Shakespeare Workshop is holding summer 2014 sessions for young actors age 14-18. For more information visit their website at http://www.youngshakespeare.org

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Adaptations of Romeo and Juliet

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There have been many adaptations of the Romeo and Juliet story. Read here about some of the hundreds of different versions of Shakespeare’s famous love story.

As you read about the many hundreds of adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, you may notice one thing: There has never been a successful run of Romeo and Juliet as a musical using only Shakespeare’s original English text. It’s been tried, but never accomplished successfully.

And that is exactly what we will attempt to do with Askland’s “Romeo and Juliet – the musical.” A successful musical run using only William Shakespeare’s original words. It has not been done in over 400 years, but the men and women of the North will accept that challenge head on. Huzzah!

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Shakespeare Northwest 2014

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A shout out to our friends over at Shakespeare Northwest! July 10 – August 16, 2014 they will perform Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing at the Rexville Ampitheatre in Skagit County. Huzzah!

For more info visit their website at http://www.shakesnw.org

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Original Text for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

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Here is the original text from William Shakespeare‘s original play “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, written around 1595. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg.

You can download original Romeo and Juliet text here:
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Or continue to read it in full here on our website. NOTE: Conrad Askland’s “Romeo and Juliet – the musical” is an edited version from the original Shakespeare text.

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