Footsbarn, Romeo and Juliet

Review in Issue 5-2 | Summer 1993

A company of travelling troubadors in a tent, presenting a nine-casted Romeo and Juliet with lapping water on the cobbled beach at Seaford for background, gave the evening a special air of energy and excitement. Some of the performances were excellent, the physical comedy of the actors balanced well with their clowning sense of fun. However, the story is a serious one, and the tension of the play was let down by the lack of depth in the portrayal of the young lovers. Overall the company performed with an energetic rough and readiness which conveyed the essence of a medieval age when bawdiness, simple stories and well-timed action were the name of the day.

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Seaford

Date Seen
  1. May 1993

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Issue 5-2
p. 17