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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 12, 2004

(Mahwah) — The theater program of Ramapo College of New Jersey will present Romeo and Juliet, the Shakespeare play that has inspired other playwrights and composers for centuries, November 11 – 13 and 17 -20. Mary Ellen Allison, an associate professor of theater at the College, will direct the play.

The enduring tale of Romeo and Juliet never fails to engage, given its inevitable tragedy. This production showcases the talents of Ramapo College theater program students while remaining faithful to the classic.

Shakespeare wrote the play at a relatively early point in his literary career. This tragic drama of the star-crossed” young lovers is viewed as an extraordinary work. Romeo and Juliet was an experimental stage piece at the time of its composition, featuring several radical departures from long-standing conventions.

The production will be performed Thursday through Saturday, November 11 – 13 and Wednesday through Saturday, November 17 – 20 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater, located in the Berrie Center for Visual and Performing Arts on the campus of Ramapo College. Tickets are $10. For ticket information, contact 201.684.7844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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