Perspectives from the Stage: Actors Discuss Romeo and Juliet

Offered By : University of Colorado Boulder

This course is meant for anyone who is reading Romeo & Juliet and would like to hear the perspectives of professional actors who have performed in the play. This course primarily consists of interviews with 14 professional actors who have performed in at least one production of Romeo & Juliet somewhere in the US, at theaters and Shakespeare festivals including the American Shakespeare Center, American Players Theatre, and the Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, and Utah Shakespeare Festivals.

In completing this course, learners will be able to describe the plot of Romeo & Juliet, identify major characters and themes, analyze and interpret heightened text, and consider multiple theatrical approaches to the play.

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Kevin Rich

Kevin Rich

Associate Professor

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