Shakespeare Uncovered: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

Shakespeare Uncovered

In the final episode of Shakespeare Uncovered – Series II, Joseph Fiennes takes a look at Shakespeare’s most often performed play, Romeo and Juliet, and the relevance it has in our world today. It is the story of two teenagers whose deep, profound love heals a deeply pathetic hatred between warring families and leaves the audience with a puzzling redemption. Love and death, conflict and pride; this play has it all.

Fiennes played Shakespeare playing Romeo in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love in 1998. He loves the play, especially the scene in which Romeo and Juliet first meet, calling it “a dangerous cocktail of religion and sex. She plays a virgin saint; he’s a pilgrim worshipping her.”  More

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