Romeo and Juliet : Young Actors in Training

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  • It is perhaps the most famous love story in history, so famous that it needs no introduction. Even so, its tragic aspects are worth discussing. Although it shares many of the qualities of tragedy in the classical sense, it concerns a love that is doomed not for any fault in the hero or heroine but because their love is too good for their world. This play follows young drama students who prepare, perform, and share their thoughts on Act II, Scene 2, from Romeo and Juliet-the legendary balcony scene. Is there a better way to explore the most romantic passage in English literature than through the youthful discovery of its power on the stage? Part of the series Training for Shakespeare: Young Actors' Workshops at the Globe Theatre.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 03, 2011.
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  • Shakespeare's Globe, London: Introduction to Shakespeare (0:59) -- Overview and Summary of "Romeo and Juliet" (3:41) -- Immortality of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" (0:59) -- Rehearsal: Balcony Scene (1:24) -- Performance: Balcony Scene (5:19) -- Discussion of "Romeo and Juliet" (1:33) -- Credits: "Romeo and Juliet": Young Actors in Training (1:02)
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