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San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Takes on Romeo and Juliet

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Public Library (All Branches) | San Francisco, CA


Takes on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Chris Steele, imagines the balcony scene from Romeo
and Juliet as we assume it should be played, followed by directorial ‘takes’ based on gender norms in the 16th, 19th, and 21st centuries. Director Steele will discuss their vision that there’s no “right way” to perform or appreciate Shakespeare. By questioning the heteronormativity of 20th-century versions of the play, the three takes will look at how casting has changed over the centuries and highlight the role of gender-queerness in understanding the play and its language.

The screening of Takes on Romeo and Juliet will be followed by a live Q&A with director Steele.
Takes on Shakes is a bold new video series from San Francisco Shakespeare Festival exploring iconic scenes from Shakespeare.

SF Shakespeare Festival makes the words and themes of Shakespeare accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status, or education level.

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Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Online, Theater & Performance
Address: San Francisco, CA

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