Like the Capulets and Montagues
or the Hatfields and McCoys, political feuds in Ireland and Australia are kept alive for hundreds of years as they are handed down through the generations.
There is mayhem in the houses of the Capulets and Montagues
, with Friar Laurence trying to provide the one medium of decency and decorum.
Just as the Capulets and Montagues
were color-coded, so the Trojans were in purple and the Greeks were in blue.
When the Capulets and Montagues
meet, the music also reflects the tension between them, and it reminds the audience that a quarrel is on the way.
A hop hop ballet infused with rap-poetry arias, Rome & Jewels is the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, though more indebted to West Side Story (the Capulets and Montagues
are the Caps and the Monster Q's) and Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film than to Shakespeare.
It's the Capulets and Montagues
writ large, with the added bonus that Tristan's beloved lord, the man who took him in as a boy, Marke (Rufus Sewell, lending the movie the lion's share of its power and conviction), is in the mix as well.
Clwyd Theatr Cymru's outstanding director Terry Hands is therefore most aptly named and he has firmly grasped this classic of the warring Capulets and Montagues
and woven it into a gloriously timeless story that yet has a resonance for this age.
In the opening scene, Capulets and Montagues
clash in the village square.
It is against this urban backdrop that Gareth Withers makes his directing debut with a skilled Criterion cast who add gun-toting to Shakespeare's knife-wielding Capulets and Montagues
in this fine production.
For his first production, he wrote and directed an undated, interactive version of ``Romeo and Juliet,'' in which Shakespeare's feuding Capulets and Montagues
raced around on motorcycles.
It succeeds, as danced battles resonate like verbal insults hurled between the rival camps of the Capulets and Montagues