n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Romeo and Juliet, Helen Wilkins : theatre review




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 is set for the Grade 12 national exam, and there are various productions country-wide.


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