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Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words

Synopsis
Feature-length adaptation of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of the Prokofiev ballet starring William Bracewell as Romeo, Francesca Hayward as Juliet with members of The Royal Ballet. Shakespeare’s story is told entirely through dance with sound effects but no dialogue and features the original 1965 production’s costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis. The Sergei Prokofie score, newly-recorded, has been cut to fit the film’s 90-minute running time.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Year of release
2019
Notes
The music was recorded at AIR Studios in Hampstead, London, with The Royal Opera House orchestra, conducted by Koen Kessels. The Concert Master was Vasko Vassilev.
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Music; Shakespeare

Credits

Director
Michael Nunn
Cinematographer
William Trevitt
Writer
Michael Nunn; William Trevitt
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Costume
Nicholas Georgiadis
Choreographer
Kenneth MacMillan
Cast
Bennet Gartside 
Christopher Saunders 
Francesca Hayward 
James Hay 
Kristen McNally 
Marcelino Sambé 
Matthew Ball 
Romany Pajdak 
Tomas Mock 
William Bracewell 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£18.99 (DVD); £22.99 (Blu-ray)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes (plus 53 minutes extras)
Year
2021

Production Company

Name

Footwork Films

Email
nike@footworkfilmsltd.com
Phone
07950 826947
Notes
Michael Nunn & William Trevitt, directors

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
https://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD
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