Jewish Link – British theater group Icarus Theater Collective will present a version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in which the factions dividing the main character and lover are Nazis and Jews, reported Jerusalem Post,
happens in the story Germany from the 1930s. Romeo is a member of Youth Hitlerian You Juliet She is a “naive and innocent” Jewish girl.
basic function of Shakespeareto begin Verona (Italy)tells the story of two young lovers who try to maintain their romance despite intense rivalry between their respective aristocratic houses, Montesco You capulet,
“The hopeful life of youth is burning amidst the devastation of an impending war, defying the entire society and hiding their closest friends. The sun and moon illuminate each other’s crossing lovers, while a Jewish girl falls in love with a member of the Nazi Youth and the boy questions everything he has been taught to believe. telling. Icarus,
“They hide their passion and sexuality from their families and close friends. Misfortune, family pride, and anti-Semitism nullified and buried what had begun the happiest, as the most hopeful of love stories Romeo and JulietWhen separated, they discover that their world becomes a unique tomb of fate and death.
other characters, such as probablyThe Juliet’s nurse You Lady Capulet They would also be represented as Jews. ascetics Lawrence And John would appear as rabbis.
“For many roles we are cross-casting and are specifically looking for actors who are non-binary, and/or of global majority, Black or Asian heritage, in our ongoing efforts to ensure As part of our on-stage crew are representatives of the British population. In general, ”the theater announced.
After criticism from the cast of Jewish characters, the theater assured that it was looking for characters with Jewish backgrounds to play. Juliet and other changed characters.
“Part of our research and development process has always been to include members of the Jewish community in productions, as we believe the director’s background is not sufficient to ensure proper presentation of this dangerous concept,” he said. Icarus,
When the company shared the casting call on Twitter it was poorly received and later removed.
“What are you trying to do? the creator here?” said one Twitter user, alluding to the 1967 satirical film, which featured a pair of filmmakers Broadway Were trying to deceive investors with a musical flop that celebrated Adolf Hitler And this germany coconut,
“Please reconsider this egregious and heinous idea,” he tweeted. Guy Woolf, about the opening line of the play, which establishes the theme of conflict and mutual responsibility for revenge. “‘Two houses, both equal in dignity'”.
“It’s not about two identical houses in honour,” he said. Icarus In response to intense criticism. “Our intention Romeo and Juliet have to submit Montesco According to bad people and like minded children jojo rabbit, Especially as a criticism of the current political situation.
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