Join us once again under the trees as the

St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute partners with

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Friday, June 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.


A free, pre-performance commentary by
Jacqueline Langley, PhD

Faith, Impulse, Choice, and Death:

Does Love Have Any Hope in Romeo & Juliet?

In Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park
(near the Art Museum)

Then, at 8:00 p.m.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’
Performance of
Romeo and Juliet

Faith, Impulse, Choice, and Death

Does Love Have Any Hope in Romeo & Juliet?

Written around 1591, Romeo & Juliet is among William Shakespeare’s earliest if not first plays. Though long considered a tragedy, many authors not only believe it more comedic in style, but also question if the play has any tragic elements at all. Is it really fate that leads to our young lovers’ demise or is the play an example of adolescent development as a train wreck waiting to happen? Can we consider that our lovers are really in love or is their state more akin to idealization or infatuation on steroids?

These are just two of many questions played with and pondered in the pre-performance discussion on June 8, 2018 in Forest Park. Please be our guest and join us for this fun, fact-filled commentary.

It’s all free!

Group 6Limited seating for the talk is first-come, first-served
Or, bring your own lawn chair or blanket.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Note:  chairs can be rented directly from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis HERE

 More on the play from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis click HERE.