2:00 - 3:00
Takes on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Chris Steele, imagines the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as we assume it should be played, followed by directorial ‘takes’ based on gender norms in the 16th, 19th, and 21st centuries. Director Steele will discuss their vision that there's no "right way" to perform or appreciate Shakespeare. By questioning the heteronormativity of 20th-century versions of the play, the three takes will look at how casting has changed over the centuries and highlight the role of gender-queerness in understanding the play and its language.
The screening of Takes on Romeo and Juliet will be followed by a live Q&A with director Steele.
Commentary by Chris Steele and preview of Takes on Romeo and Juliet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ginb06IDz8&t=4s
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