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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Feature film. The Royal Ballet production of the Prokofiev ballet, choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, opened at the Royal Opera House, London, in 1965. The film was made in a studio with the entire stage cast and used the original sets and costumes. John Lanchbery conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1966
Duration
124 mins; 4,468 feet
Availability
Hire (film - Filmbank) Sale (video - Dance Books)

Credits

Director
Paul Czinner
Producer
Paul Czinner
Cinematographer
S.D. Onions
Music
Sergei Prokofiev
Costume
Nicholas Georgiadis
Choreographer
Kenneth MacMillan
Cast
Rudolf NureyevRomeo
Margot FonteynJuliet
David BlairMercutio
Ronald HyndFriar Laurence
Gerd LarsenNurse
Anthony DowellBenvolio
Betty KavanaghLady Montague
Christopher Newton (2)Montague
Derek RencherParis
Desmond DoyleTybalt
Georgina ParkinsonRosaline
Julia FarronLady Capulet
Leslie EdwardsEscalus, Prince of Verona
Michael SomesCapulet

Additional Details

Production type
Dance
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
ballet; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Romeo and Juliet

Notes

General
Paul Czinner, who in 1936 filmed AS YOU LIKE IT with Elisabeth Bergner and Laurence Olivier, later in his career chose to specialise in filmed productions of ballet with the minimum of cinematic intrusion.

Production Company

Name

Poetic Films

Name

Royal Academy Productions

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Filmbank Distributors Ltd

Email
info@filmbank.co.uk
Web
http://www.filmbank.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7984 5950
Fax
020 7984 5951
Address
Warner House
98 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8WB
Notes
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

Dance Books Ltd

Web
http://www.dancebooks.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01420 525 299
Address
Southwold
Isington Road
Binsted
GU34 4PH
Hampshire
Name

Retail outlets

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