Friday, 30 July 2021

A rose by any other name: Juliet & Romeo

A rose by any other name: Juliet & Romeo - Marginalia
Whether watching Shakespeare's play or the operas by Gounod and Bellini, the story of Romeo and Juliet can feel somewhat frustrating, the one-sided nature of the interaction - active male, passive female. A new interdisciplinary collective Marginalia is taking a fresh look at the story, combining Shakespeare's text with Bellini's melodies in a fusion of theatre and opera for two singers and actor. 

The result, A rose by any other name: Juliet & Romeo is being performed by the company in and around London and will be at St Thomas' Church, Balham on 13 August 2021 with further performances in Putney and Pimlico in October, with Rebecca Hare, Anna-Luise Wagner, and Chloë Allison, directed by Eleanor Burke. 

The founders of Marginalia, Anna-Luise Wagner and Chloë Allison, both combine careers as academics with performing and their new interdisciplinary company is aimed at telling stories that have remained hidden on the margins of history, introducing original ideas to new audiences and shining new light on more familiar material, reenergising well-known repertoire by exploring it from different perspectives.

Full details from the Marginalia website.

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