YP Letters: Rain made Romeo show his chivalrous side

Shakespeare's plays are being performed in York this summer.
Shakespeare's plays are being performed in York this summer.
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From: Christine McDade, Morton on Swale.

AT the weekend I visited the pop-up theatre, Shakespeare’s Rose, in York with friends to see Romeo and Juliet.

It rained, which did not detract from the performance.

In fact it caused more interaction with the goundlings, such as Romeo taking off his tunic and using it to shelter a female groundling from the rain.

It is a wonderful reproduction of the original theatre and James Cundall is to be congratulated on his foresight and persistance, along with all those involved in the re-creation, and cast of players. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a visitor to The Globe in London, how I wish that I could see all the performances, but I will be returning this month to see Richard III.

I recommend this wonderful addition to York for the 
summer.

Go and see a performance before September 2 when the season ends.

I hope that this will be an annual pop-up theatre for all 
to enjoy.