Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Join Now
PetHero: Save 25% at the vet; get toys, treats, and a 24/7 lost pet conciergeLearn More

Article

R & J

Posted on

Dead Poets Society meets Romeo and Juliet. In R & J, director Joe Calarco’s inventive adaptation of Shakespeare’s inventive adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, four boys at a repressive prep school perform the play and shed their inhibitions along the way. Juggling characters, the talented young actors make the familiar story fresh. And when Daniel J. Shore’s character enters solemnly as Juliet, breaking with the other boys’ campy mimicry of women, it’s an electrifying moment. B+