British Universities Film & Video Council

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When Romeo Met Juliet

When Romeo Met Juliet, a three-part BBC production which which sees Paul Roseby, the artistic director of the National Youth Theatre, work with school children to produce and perform a Shakespeare play in 8 weeks, is currently being broadcast on BBC2.  In a unique experiment, each school is cast as one of the two feuding families: Romeo and his Montague clan come from a Coventry city centre comprehensive while Juliet and the Capulets are from a Catholic school in the city’s northern suburbs. The first episode can still be viewed on BBC iPlayer and the whole series will remain available there until 19 June. BUFVC members can also order copies of the series via TRILT.

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