Romeo And Juliet: A Violent Love

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For centuries, one of the most famous and acclaimed plays of William Shakespeare, called Romeo and Juliet, has captivated the hearts and inspired readers everywhere. The East and West Production Company has decided to present a fascinating modern interpretation of this classical play calling it "A Violent Love." Initially, Shakespeare 's timeless tragedy of love and death is set Verona beset by violence and field by youthful passions. However, this story is set in modern-day Syria, and highlights the aspirations of powerful people living under the cycle of revenge and violence. Furthermore, it encompasses both old and new, beautiful and ugly, tackling the underlying issues of war to younger adults aged 18 to 35 years old with a sharpness…show more content…
He has been sent over by the president, as the United States of America and many other countries have mutually decided that they may need to intervene and begin sending troops over to help settle the situation between the civilians. However, the only problem is that they were not invited, and are going undercover to find out what the decision that the Syrian Military has made is. Aside from his troops, General Montague is also going with his son, Romeo, who finds it is love at first sight as he falls head-over-heels for the lovely young girl, Najma, who feels the same way about him. Najma, which means 'star ' in arabic, is the daughter of Syrian General Capulet. This meeting occurs after General Capulet 's enraged niece, Tybalt, discovers the unfamiliar voice of his enemy, whilst Romeo is asking the serving man who Najma is, and realises it is the voice of an American undercover, he wants to kill him in that very moment. While General Capulet tries to stop Tybalt from disrupting his party in order to avoid any humiliation, Romeo and Najma have just met and in the instant of this chance meeting, they fall in love. However, almost instantly after, they realise that their families are warring amidst a incessant cycle of conflict, and they are both perpetually separated…show more content…
It takes the audience on a unique ride that focuses on the love that has captured both lovers, and omits any political bias that may occur with such a sensitive and controversial topic. From the ribald humour of the street dances, to the aching romance of the star-crossed couple, the angry rivalry of the feuding families, and to the arabian inspired stage suffused with middle eastern instrumental music, this is a not-to-be-missed play full of exhilarating moments, showcasing the highs and lows of true love and
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