A Forbidden Love

Review of Romeo y Julieta presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company
Written by Norah Bustanoby during an Arts Criticism workshop at Glacier Middle School


The play Romeo y Julieta was a play where Romeo had a forbidden love with a princess named Julieta. They quickly had fallen in love and later both committed suicide due to a staged death from Julieta.

I liked when Romeo and Julieta died because the actors really put in effort to make it seem that they really were hurt. The character that played Romeo truly did show how he was in pain from his lost love Julieta. Not just Romeo but Julieta did to her character, expressing to us that she was in so much despair that she would go as far to kill herself just to be with him.

I didn't like the amount of characters there were. In the play they had too few characters which made it confusing to understand who was who. They kept switching the characters up and just doing mere changes to their appearance to make them look like a different character. It made the play hard to watch and follow along.

This is important because it's good to know whether or not you are able to understand what’s going on in the play. It shows good reasons for wanting to watch it, like how the acting was good but hard to follow along. That is good to know because if you don't understand what's going on in the play you aren't gonna wanna watch it.

Romeo and Julieta was a mediocre play. The acting was good but it was hard to sit through. The actors did try to make the performance bearable but it wasn't enough since the play was boring, hard to sit through, distracting and confusing. Like in a movie the actors don't talk over each other and make their voices clear but in this circumstance it wasn't the case.

In conclusion, this play is not watchable if you want to watch an enjoyable play don’t watch this one.

Lead photo credit: Romeo y Julieta by Seattle Shakespeare Company. Photo by Christian Zumbado.

The TeenTix Press Corps promotes critical thinking, communication, and information literacy through criticism and journalism practice for teens. For more information about the Press Corps program see HERE.

This review was written as part of an Arts Criticism workshop at Glacier Middle School in Ms. Havran’s Language Arts classes, taught by Press Corps teaching artist Marquicia Dominguez and Jordi Montes.

Sign Up


Create an account | Reset your password