Friday, November 7, 2008

Romeo and Juliet

This sculpture is called ROMEO AND JULIET by Milton Hebald (born 1917). Made of bronze on granite pedestal, this is one of the sculptures that guard the entrance to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Romeo and Juliet depicts the lovers as they are about to kiss, with Romeo bending over Juliet, whose head is thrown back. The simplicity of the sculpture lends additional innocence to the moment.
The Delacorte Theater, established in 1962, is an open-air theater located in Manhattan's Central Park. The Delacorte is owned by the City of New York and operated by The Joseph Papp Public Theater. It is a modified theater in the round, with Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle as backdrop.

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