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A New Take on Romeo and Juliet

The Two River Times interviews Hansol Jung on her translation of Romeo and Juliet and they discuss its 2023 production at Two River Theater, in partnership with NAATCO.

The Two River Times

A New Take on Romeo and Juliet

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | April 11, 2023

When playwright Hansol Jung thought about translating Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” into contemporary text, she was told it would likely never be produced because the story is too famous. But with a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! Project, she embarked on the project, which in 2020 then became part of the Two River Theater’s Two River Rising online reading series.