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Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Synopsis
A feature film adaptation, much cut, and aimed at a mainstream, young audience. Beautifully photographed and costumed, the film was a huge box office success and a forerunner of the ‘teen movie’.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; Italy
Medium
Film; Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 152 min. Film. 16mm. col. 152 min.
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1968
Year of production
1968
Notes
The Folger Shakespeare Library holds a photocopy of dialogue script dated July 8 1968. The Birmingham Shakespeare Library also holds a dialogue script.
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Women’s studies; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Teen movie
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Credits

Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Producer
Anthony Havelock-Allan; John Brabourne
Cinematographer
Pasquale de Santis
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Franco Brusati; Masoline D’Amico
Music
Nino Rota
Costume
Danilo Donati
Cast
Aldo Miranada 
Antonio Pierfederici 
Bruce Robinson 
Dyson Lovell 
Esmeralda Ruspoli 
John McEnery 
Keith Skinner 
Laurence Olivier 
Leonard Whiting 
Michael York 
Milo O’Shea 
Natasha Parry 
Olivia Hussey 
Pat Heywood 
Paul Hardwick 
Richard Warwick 
Robert Stephens 
Roberto Bisacco 
Roy Holder 
Ugo Barbone 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

British Home Entertainment

Name

De Laurentiis (Dino) Cinematografica

Name

Verona Productions

Distributor (Sale)

 

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