Romeo and Juliet - NY, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 46.827 W 073° 58.126
18T E 587016 N 4514896
Quick Description: A sculpture of Shakespeare's doomed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is located outside the entrance to the Delacorte Theatre which is located in the middle of Central Park, opposite 81st Street, in New York City.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2017 9:15:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMX6Y8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:

A larger than life size bronze sculpture of the protagonist of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, depicts the world's most famous star-crossed lovers standing on a pink granite base while embracing each other. Romeo's head is leaning forward as he is looking into Juliet's eyes. He has his right hand on her left hip and his left hand on her back. Juliet's head is tilted back with her long hair is draped behind her. She has her left hand on the back of Romeo's head and her right hand on his waist.

Romeo is wearing a tunic tied around his waist with a belt, trousers and slip on shoes. Juliet bare footed. She is bare from the waist up, otherwise, she is wearing a sheer garment that reaches her calves before sweeping to the floor between Romeo's legs.

The sculpture was created by Milton Hebald, cast at the Spartaco Dionesi Foundry, and installed in front of the Delacorte Theatre in 1977. The front of the base is inscribed:

ROMEO AND JULIET

A GIFT OF
GEORGE DELACORTE

The Delacorte Theatre is the home of free Shakespeare in the Park productions.

Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type:: Public

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