Romeo and Juliet 2.0

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BANSARI TRIVEDI J
Published Dec 23, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated Dec 23, 2018, 12:18 am IST
This Romeo and Juliet were not doomed as Shakespeare had written in the classic.
The play was portrayed with a little twist there were three pairs of Romeo and Juliet.
 The play was portrayed with a little twist there were three pairs of Romeo and Juliet.

Several plays in literature are about romance and tragedy, and one of the iconic ones is William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which was performed at Phoenix Arena on Friday. The play was portrayed with a little twist there were three pairs of Romeo and Juliet.

The show kick-started with the typical play that Shakespeare had written, but soon the other two pairs (of Romeo and Juliet) said, “Why don’t we be the Romeo and Juliet of India, and Hyderabad? There are many people who are in love but cannot be one due to society. Let’s represent them.” Thus the second pair brought in the Hyderabadi and Telugu twist in the play and the third pair was a mixture of both. The actors were from the Evoke, a production workshop by Udaan theatre group under the guidance of Supriya, theatre practitioner and graduate from the National School of Drama. 

 

The audience was entertained with the use of several Hindi and Telugu words like hey bhagwan, sarostarostara ra and many more were. The way the actors dressed up was also different, as the one who played the servant was seen in shiny heels. “It’s always good to break the “so called rules of drama” and present something unique,” shared Khushboo, another guest. The show had two endings; in one Romeo and Juliet die a la the Shakespearean classic and one where they don’t and instead runaway together.

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