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Romeo and Juliet

The National Theatre presents the performance "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare.
No introduction is needed for the couple that was born from the Shakespearean pen at the end of the 16th century and to this day has not ceased to be identified with the ultimate love. The roots of the story with its multiple treatises can be traced back to the 2nd century AD, but it is Shakespeare's work that made it famous. With his unparalleled mastery of language and character development, he creates a startling world that is not easy to exit even after leaving the theatre.


Verona's two most powerful families are in fatal rivalry with each other, and the city is in a state of social unrest. The world that has formed within them is a world of absolute decay, where everyone is partying, hating, eliminating each other, a world that does not suit the offspring of the rival families, Romeo, and Juliet. The two of them alone resist a dying society and oppose love, contact with nature and spirituality as the only way out, and choose death as the ideal exit from a universe that neither understands them nor fits them.
The director of the theatrical play, Dimitris Karantzas, sees Romeo as a younger brother of Hamlet, who must confront a world that he urgently wants to change - even if only by dying...

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