Starts: Thursday June 17 2021, 5:30pm
Ends: Thursday June 17 2021, 6:30pm
Join us for a complimentary Takes on Romeo and Juliet watch party, hosted by the Redwood City Public Library!
TheRomeo and Juliet episode, directed by Chris Steele, imagines the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as we assume it should be played, followed by directorial takes based on gender norms in the 16th, 19th, and 21st centuries.
In between video takes Akaina Ghosh (actor in the third take and director of Takes on A Midsummer Night's Dream ) will discuss the concept that there's no right way to perform or appreciate Shakespeare. By questioning the heteronormativity of the 20th-century versions of the play, the three takes will look at how casting has changed over the centuries and highlight the role of gender-queerness in understanding the play and its language.The program concludes with Q&A from the audience.
June 17 / 5:30-6:30 pm (PDT) Register here for this free presentation, courtesy of the Redwood City Library.