Renaissance persons

More often than not, Romeo and Juliet is staged with an emphasis on youthful romance, as if directors are still under the influence of Franco Zeffirelli's famous film three decades after its release. But Romeo and Juliet is also the story of the bloody rivalry between two families, in a society where violence is never far from the surface. Still, it must have been a shock when director Daniel Sullivan, in preparing a new production of the classic for the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, told

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