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These Violent Delights: an Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
In a threatening world, what does safety mean, and when do we get to be vulnerable? In These Violent Delights, a group of students reenact Romeo and Juliet in order to break from an oppressive structure. Through their reenactment, the characters reveal hidden aspects of their gender and sexuality. Reed College Theatre Department’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is created in collaboration with theatre students and takes as its inspiration Joe Calarco’s 1999 adaptation, Shakespeare’s R + J.
Directed by Assistant Professor Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly
Content Warnings: Not suitable for children due to stage violence.