Cal Shakes Injects Its 'Romeo and Juliet' With a Rare Passion 

Director Shana Cooper and a strong cast redeem the oft-butchered love story with a raw, physical production.

Romeo and Juliet is easily the most abused of Shakespeare's works, and not just at the hands of high-school drama instructors. Professional companies, too, are prone to creating puerile, passionless recitations of the familiar verse. So many effete Romeos ("but soft!" —…

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