Romeo and Juliet did not die, but survived and had a long and happy marriage. But death comes in the end, even to great lovers.
Nancy Palk and Joe Zeigler play the aging lovers with passion and tenderness. The play uses the words of Shakespeare from the play and from the sonnets to tell this story of a couple dealing with the fact that one is dying.
It was beautifully done and the fact of Palk and Zeigler’s long marriage added an extra note of beauty to the production.
Ben Power was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare company to re-imagine Romeo and Juliet. This was the result. Definitely a must see for Shakespeare fan and old lovers.