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Thu, 20.02.2020

Let’s watch Romeo and Juliet at theatre D. Maria II

After the great school event in Gulbenkian of last week, where we felt connected to nature, it’s time for something different. Something that involves culture, emotions and art. Therefore, we’ll take our students to watch a play at theatre D. Maria II! It will be already on February 20th at 9pm and the play will be a Portuguese adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

The theatre D. Maria II it’s located in Praça D. Pedro IV (Rossio) and was inaugurated on April 13th, 1843. Almeida Garrett, the famous Portuguese writer convinced the queen D. Maria II to build a theatre.

Regarding the play, Romeo and Juliet, is a tragedy written between 1591 and 1595 by William Shakespeare. It belongs to a tradition of tragic romances that dates back to antiquity. The plot is about the forbidden love between two young people that ends in tragedy.

John Romão is the director who adapted the work, from the translation of Filomena Vasconcelos. Five suspended characters, in which together they form a rotating circle, set the scene for this version of John Romão. For him, the suspension of the characters is also associated with an idea of “nomadism”, which characterizes the present day. The non-existence of touch between the characters is another characteristic of this staging. Due to the fact that also many current relationships are consolidated at a distance.

The play has a symbolic cost of 4€ and it will be in Portuguese. If you want to join us, please make the payment at the reception of the school until February 18th (Tuesday). The play lasts 1h30.

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