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Samantha Reynolds has played Shakespeare's most famous heroine in five productions of Romeo and Juliet. Along the way she has gained new insights into this most intriguing of characters, while at the same time learning about her own life and attitudes to love. We explore her participation in these productions, meeting a succession of directors, each more relentless than the last. Discovering Juliet is funny and poignant, and an ideal virtuoso one act play for a solitary actress. It is designed so it can be performed on the same bill as the author's one-man one act play, Curtains for Biggles.
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EXTRACT: I suppose i'm something of an expert on Juliet Montague, nee Capulet these days. You see I've performed the role five times now. Five completely different productions of 'Romeo and Juliet'. I almost know the part backwards. No seriously do you know this speech? 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;/ Thou art thyself, though not a Montague./What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,/Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part/Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!/ What's in a name? that which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.