n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Romeo and Juliet, Helen Wilkins : theatre review
|Article Title||Romeo and Juliet, Helen Wilkins : theatre review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||87 - 88|
For those of us who think the performance of Shakespearean theatre is important for contemporary South African culture, it is gratifying to see young people giving their time, energy and enthusiasm to bringing the plays to life on stage. The small band of enthusiasts who make up the Port Elizabeth Shakespeare Festival deserves much applause for taking on the challenge of making the works accessible to modern, young, multicultural audiences. This year Romeo and Juliet is set for the Grade 12 national exam, and there are various productions country-wide.
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