“I do not remember having seen a Juliet (and there have been dozens) behaving so much like a young teenager, ungainly, angry, headstrong. In the balcony scene after meeting at the ball, they moon, they throw themselves around, she screams at the voices calling her into the house.
This is not a Juliet, as we often see, who matures overnight into a young woman heroically taking her tragic fate in her hands; this is a girl, out of joint, who just forges ahead and goes down struggling. For me, it’s the best thing about this version. Among the other actors, Seana McKenna (Nurse) and Wayne Best (Friar) stood out, and I liked Evan Buliung’s teddy bearish Mercutio.”
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