They Would Do Anything to Be Together

Review of Romeo y Julieta presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company

Written by Binta So during an Arts Criticism workshop at Glacier Middle School


Have you ever seen the play Romeo y Julieta? Well if you have that's great but if you haven't Romeo y Julieta, it's about two lovers that are very much in love but due to their religions and their families not liking each other, their relationship was not supported so they were not allowed to see each other. At the end they both killed themselves thinking the other partner was dead, so basically they killed themselves because they both lost the love of their life.

In the play Romeo y Julieta I liked when they never gave up on each other but i didn't like the mango scene because in my opinion it was unnecessary.

I liked when they never gave up on each other because it really showed that they cared about each other.

For example, when they kept on sneaking out to see each other and even killing themselves because they don't wanna live if they can't live together. This makes me think that they really do care about each other and that they would do anything to be together.

I did not like when they had the mango scene because it felt unnecessary and it was confusing because when I asked people about the mango scene they said things like, “I don't know,” “Where were we supposed to laugh?” And this is important because if they have unnecessary parts like that it could lead to confusion and people might not even understand what was happening in the play.

In conclusion, this is why I liked the play Romeo y Julieta even though they had a couple unnecessary parts. I really do recommend it because overall I really did enjoy watching it.

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

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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.

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