Comédie française – Roméo and Juliette, Shakespeare

Friday Januray 11th, 3pm
Wednesday Januay 16th 7pm

In 2015, Éric Ruf risked the mythical destiny of Romeo and Juliet on the French stage from under nearly 60 years of dust. With the release of this other run of extra performances, his aim was as undeniably true as the performance of his two heroes.

In Verona, an old rivalry opposes the Capulet and Montague families. When Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall for each other, they know their love is meant to be eternal. However they already sense its tragic ending…

Probably Shakespeare’s best-known work, which, over time and the many adaptations it has undergone, has come to embody the absolute love story. This tragedy, which contains some delectable moments of comedy, is a play of contrasts, pitting the naivety of two lovelorn teenagers against the programmed violence of the Montagues and Capulets bloodying Verona.

L’Institut français, France Inter

William Shakespeare

Éric Ruf

With the actors of the troop of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

3 h approx

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