Tuesday 28 August 2018

"Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare in High Park, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw Romeo and Juliet this evening at Shakespeare in High Park ... it's a Canadian Stage production.  Gord and I have been meaning to go but every summer seems to get away from us and it's over (this is the last week for it).

In university, I had to take a full-term Shakespeare course and I didn't really enjoy it.  This is the first time either of us have seen a Shakespeare play.

The cost is pay what you want
You can buy refreshments

The theatre is outside and can hold up to 1,000 people ... it was crowded, which was good to see.  We had ordered reserved seats ($25) online, which meant we could sit on a yellow pillow in the "stands' rather than no pillow.  There were a couple reserved chairs in the back released at 7:45pm and let us have them.  Yay!

It was a modernized version but the characters spoke Shakespeare's words as he had written them with some 2018 asides and attitudes.  Though I didn't understand a lot of what was being said and I was getting eaten by bugs (it was hot and humid), I enjoyed it.  The actors did an excellent job and they used the stage creatively.  It was amusing and sad.

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