Romeo and Juliet and the language of love, lust and violence

With the University of Chester Running from
Last event: Thursday 28 July 2022 at 5pm
  • Free (drop in)
  • Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Part of: Free activities and events

Presented by Dr Graham Atkin (lecturer) & Nicola Blackman (actor)

William Shakespeare’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet, is renowned for telling the tragic story of its titular lovers. It is associated in our minds with youthful passion and romantic poetry. But do Juliet and Romeo speak the same language of love? And what of the other voices in the play which strike a far coarser note — particularly the voices of Juliet’s Nurse and Romeo’s friend Mercutio?

With the assistance of Nicola Blackman, Dr Graham Atkin of the University of Chester’s English Department will explore the multi-layered nature of the language and action of this phenomenal drama which is known and loved throughout the world.

This lecture is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

You may also be interested in Lunchtimes Lectures which take place on the third Tuesday of each month at Storyhouse.




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