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Romeo and Juliet

Date: Monday 26 March 2018 
Time: 19:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
Location: ISL Auditorium

The American Drama Group Europe has created an exciting new production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Romeo and Juliet.  The group has toured to over twenty countries on three continents, in venues from a plantation house in Atlanta to Windsor Castle, from major theatres in Tokyo and Berlin, to palaces in Verona and Stockholm.  More locally, they have performed throughout Switzerland, including at the Château de Chillon.

They have agreed to perform Romeo and Juliet for one night only at ISL.  This is an excellent chance for students to see one of the set texts from the English curriculum brought to life, and more broadly for our students to see high quality contemporary theatre without having to travel farther than school. 

The producer writes:

Director Paul Stebbings explores the depths of this tragedy and its central conflict between love and death. The setting is baroque Italy, the Verona and Venice of Casanova, Don Juan and Vivaldi where clan violence, dignity, aristocracy, Catholicism, arranged marriages and chaste love are all imaginable.

The play is highly stylized: masked balls and ritual violence form arresting set pieces. We will employ stylized choreography and we have commissioned a live musical score from a leading composer. While establishing a rich theatrical environment we will also strive to maintain a Shakespearian style that relies on the actor’s skills and audience’s imagination rather than complex settings and design. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular plays ever written; we aim to present it with its poetry and romance intact, while delivering a powerful dramatic experience.

The tickets cost CHF 20 for students.  The adult price is CHF 40, if parents would like to come.  If you would like to book tickets or if you have any questions, please email me. Please note: all Year 8 to 10 students need not book tickets as they have seats already reserved – we expect all these students to attend.  

Refreshments, including drinks, hotdogs and baked goods will be served before the performance and during the interval in aid of Cecily’s Fund – a grass-roots charitable foundation that supports and educates vulnerable children in Kitwe, Zambia. 

We are looking forward to an engaging interpretation of this entertaining tragedy. 

Jeremy Lloyd, on behalf of the ISL English Department

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