Thursday, November 3, 2016
Tybalt In Souliloquy.
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Tybalt In Souliloquy by Tilly Lunken
Performed by Owen Clark and directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Part of Cycle 3 of In Souliloquy.
Tybalt in the play is an aggressive young man, quick to sword and loyalty. His death at the hands of Romeo is often brushed aside with a 'oh it moves along the plot' brush or he's just expected to end violently because of him being a firebrand.
Our Tybalt is not interested in romanticising his death. He's very direct about him not being deserving of his death - fast living doesn't mean he needed to die young. One of the key things I was interested exploring is the waste of potential of a life lost to violence at such a young age and the soul of that person realising that too late. It's a really moving piece and Owen really brings out the feeling of loss that Tybalt has as well as his ineffectual anger at only ever to be remembered as a hotheaded young villain quick to fight.
I hope he speaks to those caught up in situations where escaping them might mean live a little less fast but they have a life.