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Salvador Dali Meets Romeo & Juliet

Posted in Romeo & Juliet with tags , , on 2014/01/15 by mattermind

Follow the
LINK to Brainpickings for a glimpse of a 1975 series of illustrations Salvador Dali did for Romeo & Juliet!

I’m blown away by his imaginative renderings and psychedelic Surrealist color choices!

Dali's Rome & Julie

Wherefore Art Thou, Jeff?

Posted in Romeo & Juliet with tags , on 2010/03/08 by mattermind

According to Variety and Broadway Buzz, a new Romeo & Juliet musical will debut in the Big Apple next season if all goes according to plan.

While normally I would cringe at the news, this case is entirely different. Titled “The Last Goodbye,” it features — and indeed is constructed around — the lilting, gorgeous, gossamer melodies of Jeff Buckley.

For those of you unfamiliar with the late (and sorely missed) Buckley’s work, here’s a sample, courtesy of Youtube.

This is one musical I’ll be clamoring to see… and hear. <sigh>

Dear Juliet,

Posted in Romeo & Juliet with tags , , , on 2010/02/18 by mattermind

Good news — and just in time — from the Christian Science Monitor.

This is why girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys… um… well… catch a Tiger by the tale.

JULIET FOUND HERE

Excerpt:

Juliet lives! Despite William Shakespeare’s best efforts, Romeo’s star-crossed sweetheart has survived, at least in the minds of lovesick women and girls all over the world. For more than 70 years, when others have failed them, desperate souls have penned “Dear Juliet” letters that arrive regularly at the official Verona “home” of the Bard’s fairest and most tragic heroine.

The first few trickled in following the release of director George Cukor’s 1936 film “Romeo and Juliet.” After World War II, they took off, with some addressed simply to “Juliet – Verona.” City officials finally decided to accept and embrace this phenomenon, and in 1972 formed Club di Giulietta – The Juliet Club – where volunteers answer every plaintive missive, now averaging about 100 a week.