Instead, it ends on a note that is marked by the reality of combustible tinder being present underfoot and therefore of potential future violence. A spark will be all that is needed, but perhaps the desire to light the fire has been extinguished. —Christopher Du Val, Director is often deemed a love story: two people fall head over heels, defy their families and die tragically.
However, focusing exclusively on the couple’s passion overlooks the undeniable landscape of violence at the play’s core, which manifests itself in the Montagues’ and Capulets’ ancient grudge.
The two families learn, too late, of the love between Romeo and Juliet, and they vow to bury their grievances.
Revisit one of the most breathtaking romances ever written, brought to life on stage with gorgeous poetry and explosive swordplay.
Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus.
CU Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence employs a fish tank analogy to frame violence.
In a dirty tank, the fish don’t know otherwise, but in a freshly-cleaned tank, new possibilities emerge.
The scheme goes awry when the Friar’s message to Romeo remains undelivered.