Shakespeare on the Sound Presents: Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Rowayton Library

Fun Facts About Romeo And Juliet:

  • Romeo and Juliet first meet on a Sunday evening. Four days later—on Wednesday evening—Romeo drinks poison and Juliet stabs herself. “Worst week ever,” as one Shakespearean scholar has put it.
  • Juliet is 13 years old. We don't know Romeo's age.
  • Dante first mentions the feud between the families in the early 1300's.
  • In 1662 Mary Saunderson made stage history as the first woman to play Juliet, 150 years after London audiences first saw Shakespeare's play with a boy playing Juliet.

Shakespeare on the Sound Education Director and Macbeth/Christmas Carol actor Nick Urda and board member/Shakespeare teacher John Love will guide you through Romeo and Juliet and, in an interactive presentation, hope to show you why Juliet and Romeo might be a more fitting title for the play. They'll also have you asking: were they really in love?

This program comes to the library just in time for Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare on the Sound's 28th annual summer production, in Rowayton's Pinkney Park (June 12th through the 30th).

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