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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording of the Mokwha Repertory Company’s 2005 production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Oh Tae-suk which employs martial arts, live music, dance, ritual and gesture. Oh Tae-suk directs his actors always to face the audience when speaking, never each other.
Language
Korean
Country
South Korea
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
100 mins

Credits

Director
Tae-suk Oh
Music
Gang Rok Hwang
Production Design
Eun A. Cho
Costume
Aikawa Masaaki; Seung Moo Lee
Cast
Byung Cheol KimRomeo
Mun Jung KimJuliet
Do Hyun LeeMercutio
Jin Gak ChungFriar Laurence
Eun A. ChoNurse
Boung Sun LeeEscalus, Prince of Verona
Dong Yong LeeBenvolio
Hye Young KimLady Montague
Hyuk Jun JuFriar John
Hyun Sik KangCapulet
Jong Min HwangLady Capulet
Joo Hwan OhMontague
Se Young ParkParis
Soo Mi LeeApothecary
Tae Hyung LeeTybalt

Additional Details

Theatre company
Mokwha Repertory Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Produced by the Mokhwa Repertory Company at the National Theatre of Korea, Seoul, beginning 3 October 2005; at the Namsan Drama Center, Seoul, beginning 4 April 2006 and 24 October 2007; at the Kirari Fujimi, Tokyo, 14 July 2006; at the Barbican Pit Theatre, London, 23 November-9 December 2006; at the Busan Cultural Hall, Busan, beginning 5 May 2007; and on tour. It is not known from which performance the globalshakespeares video is filmed.
Reviews
Chaturvedi, Ravi.`Forcefulness of Love on the Korean Stage: Oh Tae-suk’s Romeo and Juliet.' in Lee, Hyon-U, Glocalizing Shakespeare in Korea and Beyond: 199-223. [Compares Tae-suk Oh’s Romeo and Juliet with an Indian production in "an attempt to discuss the semiotic commonalities and contradictions of Korean and Indian societies".] also Lee’s article "British Responses to Oh Tae-suk’s Romeo and Juliet at the Barbican Centre." in the same book.

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