The woeful tale of Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare’s most well known plays. He wrote it in ten days, four-hundred-and-twenty-one-years-ago. Since then it’s been turned into somewhere in the neighbourhood of thirty movies and produced on countless stages all across the world. The timeless tale now makes its way to the town of Prescott as part of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival.
Does anybody not know the story of Romeo and Juliet? (Do they still teach it as part of the high school English curriculum?) A brief primer just in case:
In fair Verona live two families at war. These are the Montagues and the Capulets. The play starts with a brawl between family members resulting in a princely decree for Montague and Capulet to get their shit together. If there are any more of these shenanigans in the streets, the perpetrators will be put to death. Read the full review.