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Love in the time of Corona: The modern parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

It’s no well-kept secret that along with the inability to venture out of our homes and see our loved ones in person, that love, and sex have taken just as big of a hit since the first lockdown began. Gone were the nights of club hopping, casual sex, and (intimate) Tinder dates. Weddings were postponed […]

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‘A fresh viewpoint’: Her Romeo review

Her Romeo, Paprichoo’s latest production for the annual Bedfest, is a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous tragic romance that brings a fresh viewpoint to this well-known story. The show opens with the cast of eight actors standing centre stage, when all turn to look at Benvolia (Olivia Thom), the protagonist of this version. The decision […]

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EUSC’s Romeo and Juliet

It was a brave decision for the University Shakespeare Company to perform the unabridged version of Romeo and Juliet, and it is commendable that the entire cast were fully committed to bringing Shakespeare’s classic dramatic tragedy in it’s undiluted form, to the stage. It was a well-rehearsed and slick performance. However there were a few […]

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Interview with: The team behind EUSC’S Romeo and Juliet 2018

This March, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company (EUSC) will be staging Romeo and Juliet, their 10th production since the society’s founding, starring Douglas Clark as Romeo and Eliza Lawrence as Juliet. EUSC decided to celebrate its 10-year anniversary by showcasing one of the Bard’s most well-known works, performed on a grand scale with a large cast […]

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An Interview With: EUSC

The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company (EUSC) will be putting their best foot forward this year with their production of Romeo and Juliet. The Student spoke to Finlay McAfee (this year’s director) along with Grace Dickson (President), and Molly Teshuva (Producer) about the Company’s plans for the year ahead and all the exciting things they’ve got […]

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Merely Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night

Merely Theatre has put on a pair of stripped down, energetic and understandable performances of two of Shakespeare’s most familiar and beloved plays. Whilst demonstrating excellent comedic athleticism in Twelfth Night, sadly this troupe pulls its emotional punches and misses the mark with the tone and execution of Romeo & Juliet. Operating as a gender-blind […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

You may not think one bottle of Prosecco and another of Sauvignon Blanc would have much effect on a grown man. Upon seeing the empty bottles drunk dry by one sorry cast member, the unimpressed response from the audience suggested that wasn’t even enough for a woman to get drunk. Yet, last Saturday night, actor […]