Romeo and Juliet
From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Romeo and Juliet is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
ROMEO AND JULIET – ROMEU E JULIETA
Performed in Portuguese by Grupo Galpao
(with subtitles in English)
Grupo Galpao was founded in 1987 and is based in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. It has roots in street theatre and makes major reference to Brazilian work and adapting major foreign plays adding Brazilian themes, including carnival. It is also keen to experiment and has toured extensively around the world.
In defiance of the hatred between their long-feuding families, Romeo and Juliet fall instantly in love. To escape their parents’ anger they decide to elope, but, when a message is left undelivered, tragedy strikes, uniting both families in woe. Grupo Galpao bring carnival, music and a light-hearted touch to their interpretation.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Romeo: Eduardo Moreira
Juliet: Fernanda Vianna
Benvolio: Julio Maciel
Mercutio: Rodolfo Vaz
Nurse: Teuda Bara
Director: Gabriel Villela
Translator: Onestaldo de Pennaforte
Musical arrangement: Fernando Muzzi