Romeo And Juliet Tickets
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular archetypal stories of young, teenage lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare’s original.
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Shakespeare’s use of dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.
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Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play. During the Restoration, it was revived and heavily revised by William Davenant. David Garrick’s 18th-century version also modified several scenes, removing material then considered indecent, and Georg Benda’s operatic adaptation omitted much of the action and added a happy ending. Performances in the 19th century, including Charlotte Cushman’s, restored the original text, and focused on greater realism. John Gielgud’s 1935 version kept very close to Shakespeare’s text, and used Elizabethan costumes and staging to enhance the drama. In the 20th century the play has been adapted in versions as diverse as MGM’s comparatively faithful 1936 film, the 1950s stage musical West Side Story, and 1996’s MTV-inspired Romeo + Juliet.
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Romeo and Juliet has been adapted numerous times for ballets, stage, film, musical and opera. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. MacMillan’s production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Ballet premiered in 1965 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Rudolf Nureyev created his magnificent staging of Romeo & Juliet especially for English National Ballet in 1977.
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English National Ballet has since performed it worldwide to critical acclaim. Like the original production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev’s version incorporates a range of dance styles, contemporary and classical, to enrich the production which is a remarkably literal re-telling of the play in dance.
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Romeo And Juliet Tickets – Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet by Raymond Gubbay – 95.00 GBP