Shakespeare in the desert

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

February 13, 2014 16:25

‘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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