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 Post subject: Houston Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet"
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2000 11:06 am 
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Image <BR>Dawn Scannell danced Juliet<BR>Photo Jann Whaley<P><BR> Image <BR>Dominic Walsh was Romeo<BR>Photo Bill Woodford<P><BR>The headlines from Molly's Glentzer's review of "Romeo and Juliet" in the Houston Chronicle reads "Romeo soars with emotion, fine dancing":<P> <A HREF="http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/features/574913" TARGET=_blank>http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/features/574913</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Houston Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet"
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2000 9:46 pm 
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Its very interesting to know how Shakepeare use dance as a stage device to show order, time and harmony in his tragic plays, (for example in the play Juilet leaves the order scene of the banquet where her marriage is all arranged to go to Romero who is standing outside the dance. When Juilet leaves her life turns in chaos and time begins to speed up. Danec is also use to evoke order and and thus poewer as the Three Witches dance in Macbeth, when the dance falls aways chaos takes over the play and they are no the Macbeth's are no longer in controll. His comedies show the reverse, coimic characters such as Toby Belch in 12th Night dance into a life of chaos.<P>Shakespeare's plays were made to be danced and their author knew quite a lot about dance himself!!!<P>Mairead


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 Post subject: Re: Houston Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet"
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2000 6:32 pm 
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mairead, that is a very interesting take on Shakespeare. If you think about it, what he created was not unlike music. He had a talent of creating music with words and marrying that with the action on stage. So, yes, I believe you are right! Shakespeare's works are easily translated to dance, almost as if they were made to be danced. Thanks for that wonderful insight.


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