Love story of all time on stage
‘Romeo and Juliet’ will be on stage at Zorlu Center PSM until March 1.Shakespeare’s world famous love story, “Romeo and Juliet” will be on Istanbul stage between Feb. 21 and March 1, 2015. The classical work will be on the stage of Zorlu Center PSM under the production of Italian David Zard.
Behind the stage are 40 technicians, a six-person communications team and a 15-person production team. Decorations, costumes and technical equipment will come to Istanbul in 13 trucks for the performance, which is brought to the city by Map Communications and Luce StageArt.
The plot of “Romeo and Juliet” is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as “The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet” by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in “Palace of Pleasure” by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters.
The work will be performed in Italian with Turkish surtitles.