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Article "UR's 'Romeo and Juliet' Will Be a 1920s Version"

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Article "UR's 'Romeo and Juliet' Will Be a 1920s Version"

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch sent Christine Darg to review the University Players' pending production of "Romeo and Juliet" and their choice to place the story in a "Great Gatsby"-era setting. Director William Lockey decided to reorient the familial feud to be about bootlegged whiskey, with the set designed to look like a bar. Rather than poison, Romeo was pushed into a drug purchase and died from an overdose. Darg highlighted Andre Bruce Ward's costume design, which was also modeled after The Great Gatsby with a white, summer, flapper theme. The play took place on April 17-19 in Camp Memorial Theatre at 8:15 p.m.

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Darg, Christine. "UR's 'Romeo and Juliet' Will Be a 1920s Version" The Richmond Times-Dispatch (6 April 1975), RG 26.8.1 Folder 1 “University Players," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1975-04-06

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English

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RTD26.8.1.1-19750406.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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Darg, Christine, “Article "UR's 'Romeo and Juliet' Will Be a 1920s Version",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2310.