Of Montagues and Capulets and dances of desire

This might just be one of the most detailed and insightful reviews of Romeo + Juliet to date. I know I go on and on about it, but it’s like my baby and that’s what parents do 🙂 Anyway, please read. Inara has really captured so many of the details that we’ve snuck in there – thank you for this wonderful review!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

I’ve recently blogged a few times about the Basilique Performing Arts Company’s productions, both the upcoming  Paradise Lost and the current Romeo + Juliet. The latter is now into its final run for the current season, having just four more presentations to go during January and February. Lauded and acclaimed since opening in April 2013, this really is a show not to be missed, and I do encourage anyone who has not seen it to take advantage of the remaining four show dates and attend a performance; you will not be disappointed.

Those familiar with the filmography of Baz Luhrmann may spot from the production’s title that it carries something of a hat-tip towards his 1996 cinematic piece starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes. However, this isn’t merely a transcribing of Luhrmann’s cult classic; this production more than stands on its own as a slick and creative retelling…

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