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Romeo & Juliet Outreach Project: The Voice of the Jali, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the play written and directed by Josette Murray-Ballo and videotaped for WAPAVA by James J. Taylor. The performance formed part of a programme for teachers sponsored by the Folger to show techniques for making Shakespeare come alive in the classroom. Romeo and Juliet does not feature feuding families, but warring gangs. Male members of the cast wear T-shirts that read, ‘School of Hard Knocks’; they ride on the Metro, spar on the streets and demand respect with the weapons they carry.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Jul 2000

Credits

Director
Josette Murray-Ballo
Writer
Josette Murray-Ballo
Cast
Kathy English Holt 
LaKeeta Garfield 
Sovini Crenshaw 
Thembi Duncan 
Toni A. Cooper 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Shakespeare’s Sistah Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Education
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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