The New Romeo & Juliet Session


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The Romeo and Juliet Session 

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Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard directs a group of modern actors in his great romantic tragedy. However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century attitudes and demeanor clash with those of the modern performers. Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue!

Cyclone once again introduces students to one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays with stunning performances, historical background, discussion of major themes and audience participation and interaction.


Topics and themes introduced and/or analyzed in The Romeo and Juliet Session:

– Shakespeare’s main source
– The passage of time in Romeo and Juliet
– Nature of love
– Love as a religious experience
– Benvolio’s function
– Fate
– Love vs. Lust
– Conflict
– Historical context of the Capulet/Montague feud
– Lack of women performers in Elizabethan Theatre
– Parental Authority
– Storytelling in Shakespeare’s time


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Adaptation and Direction by: Peadar Donohoe

Cast: Leah Wood, Luke Barry, Angela Newman & David Peare

Sound Designer: Paula McGlinchey

Props Design and Construction: Davy Dummigan