I have the chance to audition for Romeo and Juliet at my local theater and I’d really like to do so! I am a teen however and I was wondering how morally appropriate it would be for me to be in it?
I haven’t read this particular Shakespeare work yet but from what I’ve researched, there is little to none bad language or sexual content.
I know that if I ever got the chance to play Juliet, I’d have to act out a suicide. Acting is not doing though, right? The play doesn’t necessarily glorify suicide and in no way do I want to do so.
I know I would ask the director to not have a kiss because I’m not comfortable (of course, as and actress, I do know that is a bit hard/unprofessional to go around asking directors to change things if they want it that way), especially because there never actually was one written into the play.
Has anyone heard of any Church teaching against this sort of acting?
Also, I’m really trying not to be scrupulous and I’m really not too worried because I can always not audition but I’d like some opinions.