Christopher Marlowe 's Hero and Leander and Dido, Queen of Carthage , both similar stories written in Shakespeare's day, are thought to be less of a direct influence, although they may have helped create an atmosphere in which tragic love stories could thrive. 
STC: Hamlet (2007), Lorenzaccio (title roles). NEW YORK: Broadway: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? ; Taboo (Drama Desk Award nomination); Roundabout Theatre Company: Tartuffe ; Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane Theatre: Psycho Therapy ; Theatre for a New Audience: Antony and Cleopatra ; New York Theatre Workshop: Bach at Leipzig ; Daryl Roth Theatre: Manuscript ; MCC Theater: Last Easter ; Signature Theatre Company: Thief River . REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theatre: Cymbeline (Iachimo), Richard II (title role); Goodman Theatre: Measure for Measure (Lucio), Stage Kiss ; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Edward II (title role), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Prince Hal, also at the Royal Shakespeare Company); McCarter Theatre Center: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Candida ; Charlotte Repertory Theatre: The Miracle Worker ; Paper Mill Playhouse: The Importance of Being Earnest ; Philadelphia Theatre Company/Kennedy Center: Golden Age ; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. FILM: Hitch, The Killing Floor, Backseat. TELEVISION: All My Children (ABC, contract role as Zoe), Plainsong (CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), The View (ABC). AWARDS: Recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship, and a Beinecke Fellow in 2007 and 2016. TRAINING: The Juilliard School; the University of California, Davis; Guthrie Theater.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
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Baz Luhrmann 's garish, flamboyant adaptation of Romeo + Juliet was hyper-kinetic and colorful, boasting a heavy inspiration from the visual style of MTV, so it's only appropriate that the soundtrack was tailored for the alternative nation that MTV fostered. Combining modern rock acts like Garbage , Radiohead , the Cardigans , and the Butthole Surfers with contemporary soul like Des'ree and adult alternative like Gavin Friday , the album is slick, polished, catchy -- and surprisingly strong. Though the soul and pop is good, the alternative rock acts on the soundtrack fare the best, with Garbage and Radiohead both contributing excellent B-sides ("Number One Crush" and "Talk Show Host," respectively), with the Cardigans ' sleek, sexy lounge-disco number "Lovefool" stealing the show.
Romeo and Juliet (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)