Romeo, Romeo, what happened?
So, I just got back from seeing Romeo and Juliet. The acting was good (especially the guy playing Romeo...he looked about 14); however, the director made the decision to turn acts 1-3 into complete comedy...and not just the nurse's parts. It was everything! Even Mercutio's fight scene was slapstick. It only turned serious about two minutes before he died. Anyway, it was just really weird to have such a lighthearted comedy, with a ditzy teen Juliet (again, not a comment on the acting...it was fine...just the way the director wanted the part played), up through intermission, only to come back fifteen minutes later and see the traditional roles.