Episode 3B Romeo & Juliet Unplugged (Analysis)

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) released its educational podcast drama series featuring ‘R&J Unplugged’, Robin Malan’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in English and IsiZulu. The play was translated and edited by Nkululeko Ndhlovu in partnership with Nomusa Sibiya at UJ’s Multilingual Language Services at UJ.

Recorded by UJ Arts Academy students under direction of Nompumelelo Mtshali with mentorship by Dr Jerry Mofokeng, the series includes an educational segment presented by Ashalin Singh and Nompumelelo Mtshali. The project, made available online at no cost, is intended to assist learners who are required to learn the Shakespeare play to make a connection with the work.