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Romeo and Juliet
Germany’s British Theatre company Globe Berlin brings you their new production of this Shakespeare classic.
In Shakespeare’s probably most played tragedy, the love of a young couple tears open old wounds that were never healed, merely covered over – and thus brings to light what could be possible, namely the rapprochement of the hostile families. But peace without sacrifice seems impossible. In this play, utopia and illusion collide cruelly. The struggle of the young generation to show that this does not have to be the case, that utopias can be realised without losses, captivates the audience and touches hidden longings. But who will win in the end? The old or the young? The utopia or the illusion?
Shakespeare enthusiast Leonard’s new production picks up on the Renaissance’s hunger for life, spirit of exploration and spirit of optimism and transfers them into a theatrical experience for the present. Instead of an inner-aristocratic feud, two principles of life that have always seemed irreconcilable are at war here: Freedom and self-determination compete against the traditions of security, performance and obedience that are stubbornly declared as more valuable values. A play in the best folk theater tradition, brought to the (open-air) stage by a versatile ensemble, full of linguistic richness, fast-paced battle scenes and intoxicating music.
By being an outdoor walkthrough event, STET’s Greenhouse offers a relaxing and safe theatre experience. We still ask you to always keep 1,5 meter distance and follow all governmental rules regarding the current corona policy. Find more information about the rules here.
For this show, STET is grateful for the support of:
Municipality of The Hague
Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten
Rainbow Corner Books
The Rainbow Corner Bookshop will be present during our open airs. Buy your English children’s books before and after the performances. You can buy their books in the location, at their stall located near the stage area. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile book business specializing in the sale of the best and most up to date English books for children. Whatever book you need, they can help.
Also, interested customers can send orders via email or Rainbow Corner Books website (see below). Customers ordering online through STET, should use use ‘Stet’ as a reference in their orders.