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Rebekah Murrell as Juliet and Alfred Enoch as Romeo (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe (2021)

What is thrilling about this production is the two principal actors, Rebekah Morrell as Juliet and Alfred Enoch as Romeo.  The love and attraction connection between these two is believable and we want them to succeed.  They both speak the verse really well so we can hear every word in this space, when at some time, because of columns, we will be unable to see who is speaking.        

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REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet, Open Air Regent’s Park (2021)

The Capulets' masked ball is a socially distanced, visual masterpiece. The music has a heavy beat, maybe heavy metal, and masked figures dance singly and assertively on the scaffolding tiers, all of them flinging off cloaks to reveal clothes that sparkle and shine and shimmer. The dance is more war dance than ballroom.

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