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Shakespeare with guns?

Dear editor,

I had the pleasure of seeing Shakespeareís Romeo and Juliet, put on by the Woodward Shakespeare Festival on Sept. 10. This version poised a twist combining this classic story with the troubles of WW II.

However this also made it a little confusing since some characters had guns, and others didnít. For example if this took place in the 1940s, why did some characters fight with rapiers? The prince had a gun and used it to stop the feuding families from fighting. Why did he use a gun and the others not? Iím sure it is because that is how it was in the original script by Shakespeare.

After reading Meghan Anderson’s Sept. 7 article, “Shakespeare Festival continues with Romeo,” I agree it is a good way to be introduced to Shakespeare.

Anyway, the plot and dialogue was much the same despite these changes, and it well portrayed Romeo and Julietís struggle to love while suffering persecution. All in all I thought that it was a wonderful performance and encourage anybody to go to the plays put on by the Woodward Park Festival.

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