Shakespeare in the desert

February 13, 2014 16:25

Romeo and Juliet to be performed by an international company that takes the Bard’s words to ‘the four corners of the earth.’


‘Shakespeare never had slow or complex set changes between scenes, the plays should be fast and furious,’ says Director Paul Stebbings.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

The explosive, multi-award-winning theatrical combo of TNT-Britain and the ADG-Europe is set to steal several shows across the country with a staging of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this month. The group will “why” and “wherefore” for native and non-native English-speaking Israeli audiences on its sixth tour to the area in as many years.

Director Paul Stebbings, who founded The New Theater in 1980, defines the TNT-American Drama Group-Europe’s version of Shakespeare as a mixture of “Elizabethan, later Baroque and contemporary music, masks and costumes,” by means of which the company explores “the dense imagery of the original.”


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