Romeo and Juliet


 

The entrance to the Delacorte Theatre is guarded by two life-size sculptures, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, which feature characters from Shakespeare's plays. 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.

Location

Mid-park at 80th Street near the Delacorte Theater.

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Details

Sculptor: Milton Hebald
Date: 1966
Material: Bronze on granite pedestal
Donor: George T. Delacorte