Latest Diablo 3 News
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Leopold Stotch, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Leopold Stotch

    Leopold Stotch Diabloii.Net Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    13,980
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    498
    Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

    yes, you read that right. do you consider it a satire?

    DISCUSS!!!!
     
  2. BobCox2

    BobCox2 Diabloii.Net Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    12,554
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    495
    Re: Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

    No, but; It can be played that way - they were both played by men originally you know.
    Well Men and Boys
    Elizabethan Actors - the Female Roles
    During the Elizabethan era only men were allowed to act in the theatre until 1660 - it was judged to be unseemly for a woman to undertake such a role. Young boys were therefore hired to act in the female roles. The white make-up used by young male Elizabethan actors was lead based and highly poisonous! The young boy actors were therefore very unhealthy, had unpleasant facial skin diseases and a high proportion actually died of lead poisoning.
    The date of the first performance is unknown. The First Quarto, printed in 1597, says that "it hath been often (and with great applause) plaid publiquely", setting the first performance prior to that date. The Lord Chamberlain's Men were certainly the first to perform it.

    Done today how would it be viewed in the commons?
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  3. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    30,233
    Likes Received:
    1,167
    Trophy Points:
    416
    Re: Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

    At that time it wasn't that uncommon in some countries (e.g. in what's now Italy) to castrate these boys, so they keep their high voices in order to play women.
     
  4. Leopold Stotch

    Leopold Stotch Diabloii.Net Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    13,980
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    498
    Re: Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

    no, is Shakespeare poking fun at how absurd young "love" is? that's my question.
     
  5. IncubatorJones

    IncubatorJones Diabloii.Net Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    121
    Re: Romeo & Juliet- a Satire?

    Do you know how they did it? If you're a man don't read this :S

    From wiki:
    "The preferred method of castration when castrati were popular was for the young boy to sit in a bath of hot water, infused with herbs, where the person administering the procedure would massage the boy's testicles with some force, eventually crushing them and causing them to crumble away."


     

Share This Page