Romeo and Juliet

September 15

November 11, 2010

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Gale Edwards

Gale Edwards


Gale Edwards, one of Australia’s leading and most acclaimed international theater directors, is a resident of Sydney and London. Her American productions include: The White Devil, Don Carlos (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Hamlet, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Edward II (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Macbeth (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway). UK productions include: The Taming of the Shrew, The Duchess of Malfi, Don Carlos, The White Devil (Royal Shakespeare Company); Fortune’s Fool starring Alan Bates, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice (Chichester Festival); The Far Pavilions, Saint Joan (West End); Maria Stuarda (The English National Opera); and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Aspects of Love (West End and UK Tour). Australian productions include: God of Carnage, Arcadia, Coriolanus, Saint Joan (Sydney Theatre Company); King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie (The S.A. Theatre Company); The Tempest, Uncle Vanya (M.T.C.); A Doll’s House (Belvoir Street); The Shaughraun (Q.T.C. and on Australian tour); Nixon in China (Adelaide Festival); and The Rosenkavalier (New Zealand Arts Festival), among many others. Australian Opera credits include The Magic Flute and Sweeney Todd (Australian Opera). Her numerous awards include: the 2000 Centenary Medal; Australian Export Award; Convocation Medal (Flinders University); two Sydney Helpmann Awards; four Melbourne Greenroom Awards; two “Mo” Awards; three Sydney Critics’ Circle Awards, most recently for best direction of Festen for Sydney Theatre Company; an International Emmy Award; and two nominations for the coveted Helen Hayes Award. Ms. Edwards has just finished her first Australian feature film, A Heartbreak Away, which will have its international release in 2011.

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