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Pang (left) and Tan in Romeo & Juliet. The performances in this production are mostly good and convincing.

Love in a time of hate

THE new Shakespeare in the Park drops the four-centuries-old Romeo & Juliet into a futuristic dystopia. A grey industrial stage with interlaced Escher-like staircases hints at claustrophobia and paranoia. Its jagged backdrop suggests the steel and glass of skyscrapers battling for room at