From 30 June to 25 July at 9 pm (from Wednesday to Sunday) on stage at the Globe Theater in Rome ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare directed by Gigi Proietti. “There is a positive side to the passing of time. You can look back, change your perspective, sometimes retrace your steps. In the case of a text, the return is a chance to review and develop insights and thoughts that have remained unexpressed, discarded to favor of others for lack of harmony, time, courage. I loved the first version of Romeo and Juliet very much, and I really love this new layout, similar but different “. With these words Gigi Proietti presented the latest version of his ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
“I have always thought that the party at the Capulet house was a kind of sliding door, which, when crossed or avoided, leads to different stories – explained the great director – If Romeo decided not to go to the party? And if the whole story was only the dream of a young mind excited by love? And if love were the key that opens the doors of time, projecting us into the eternal fairy tale of the two lovers? From here I started to decide to place the first part in our days. it’s a masked ball, which after the first glance and the fateful spark turns into a dream of distant times. The audience will see itself reflected in history, in a game of mirrors in which two realities, two centuries, two worlds are told ” .
And he added: “so, if in the first part the friends and Mercutio give voice to their passions as light rappers and Giulietta is a girl from a good family who sings and plays rock, and everything is a whirlwind of energy and joy, then the music changes, takes us to another time and regenerates the myth. History repeats itself and the ritual of love and hate fails, like an initiation rite in which the hero fails to pass the test. None of the young people it crosses the border of maturity, no adult knows how to accompany them on the journey. We pass from games to the grave, as can happen in any time, in a very sad tale poisoned by hatred, which turns into the hecatomb of a future “.