Romeo and Juliet
Traffic of the Stage Touring
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Set design Bryan Hands Direction Harry Meacher Costume Andrew McRobb
` My child is yet a stranger in the world
She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.
Let two more summers wither in their pride
Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.`
In many ways Shakespeare’s timeless tale of `star-crossed lovers` is a study of loss of innocence set in an era when a young girl of marriageable age, was expected to conform with her father’s wishes. During the course of the play we see how love transforms an inexperienced, obedient girl into a spirited, vibrant young woman.
Traffic of the Stage’s period production will show the colour and vitality of youth with its joyous intensity and passionate impulses. A controlling older generation
undervalue the potency of youthful love and desire, and in seeking to control their children’s lives, they propel them into clandestine rebellion which has devastating consequences for all concerned.
TRAFFIC OF THE STAGE
Formed in 1986, the company has produced more than seventy plays at over 400
venues throughout the UK and abroad. Recent touring shows include Macbeth,
Much Ado about Nothing, The Education of a Lapdancer and Hay Fever. The company is well-known for its adaptations of classics which include Daniel Deronda, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Tartuffe, The Warden, David Copperfield , Bleak House, Far from the Madding Crowd, Dracula and The Old Curiosity Shop.
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