Georgia Lepore directs Annika Nyman’s Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum at Rome’s Teatro dell’Orologio

Romeo (Giovanni Anzaldo) and Juliet (Selene Gandini).

Romeo (Giovanni Anzaldo) and Juliet (Selene Gandini).

Running from 20 May to 1 June at Teatro dell’Orologio in Rome, Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum by young Swedish author Annika Nyman is now performed in Italian for the first time. Translated and directed by Georgia Lepore, it stars Giovanni Anzaldo and Selene Gandini.

A PS from Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

A PS from Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

“When Shakespeare is at play I find it impossible to give a rational explanation,” says director Georgia Lepore, herself a well-known actress in Italy. “It’s impossible not to fall in love with Annika Nyman’s script. The characters survive Shakespeare’s intended end, but without ever contradicting the original play’s contents. We’ve all asked ourselves, at one point or other, what would have happened to Romeo and Juliet had they not died?”

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