Origin of the Feud - Essays on Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet

Origin of the Feud - Essays on Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet A Collection Of Shorts Essays On Shakespeare S ROMEO JULIET By Author, Actor, And Director David Blixt, Exploring The Comedic Nature Of The Show, The Famed Balcony Scene, And The Origin To The Capulet Montague Feud An Idea Which Sparked Blixt S Highly Acclaimed Star Cross D Series. This is a collection of essays actuallyideas about the play and its staging by someone who has acted and directed Shakespeare and is currently associated with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, which his wife directs , as well as writing the Star Cross d series, which are a sort of prequel to the play After reading so many academic articles full of jargo
This collection of essays on Romeo and Juliet is a must read for anyone who loves Shakespeare David Blixt writes entertainingly of Shakespeare s play from the point of view of an actor and director He discusses Shakespeare s sources and several misconceptions about the play Some things I learned were that Romeo and Juliet isn t a tragedy, but a comedy gone horribly wrong and that there is no actual mention of a balcony in the play The famous Balcony Scene should be called the Window Scene This collection of essays on Romeo and Juliet is a must read for anyone who loves Shakespeare David Blixt writes entertainingly of Shakespeare s play from the point of view of an actor and director He discusses Shakespeare s sources and several misconceptions about the play Some things I learned were that Romeo and Juliet isn t a tragedy, but a comedy gone horribly wrong and that there is no actual mention of a balcony in the play The famous Balcony Scene should be called the Window Scene instead Blixt explains how the staging actually works better without a balcony After you read this book, you will never look at Romeo and Juliet in the same way again.In the title essay, Blixt writes about his idea on the origin of the feud that Lord Montague and Lord Capulet were once best friends, but Lady Montague, who was once engaged to Lord Capulet, ran off with Lord Montague instead This idea inspired his masterful work of historical fiction, the Star Cross d series I