The jump between, “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” and “Wherefore art thou, Rom E, yo!” is one that can be made swiftly and straight, according to Sonnet Man, the performance persona of Brooklyn-based Devon Glover. Glover serves as a translator, finding ways to bridge the gap between the high society ethos attached to classical theater, like William Shakespeare’s volumes of plays, and the born in the street attitudes ascribed to hip hop culture.

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