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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
A production for schools of the rarely performed uncut text, in an Italian Renaissance setting. The performance is divided into eight 26-minute sections, for ease of use in the classroom. Young students 13+ will identify with the largely youthful cast which includes Christopher Neame as Romeo. A further programme, FOOTNOTES TO ROMEO AND JULIET, is a studio discussion between school pupils and members of the play’s cast and production team.
Series
Thames Shakespeare Collection
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1976
Transmission details
(Channel: ITV)
Duration
186 mins

Credits

Director
Joan Kemp-Welch
Producer
Francis Coleman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Christopher NeameRomeo
Ann HassonJuliet
Robin NedwellMercutio
Clive SwiftFriar Laurence
Patsy ByrneNurse
Arthur HewlettFriar John
Christopher BigginsServingman
David RobbTybalt
Laurence PayneCapulet
Mary KentonLady Capulet
Peter JeffriesChorus
Simon MacCorkindaleParis

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Included in the THAMES SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION catalogued separately.

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a television script.
History
First shown as an ITV schools programme in eight parts 22/9-17/11/1976.
Uses
National Curriculum Key stages 3 and 4.

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
http://www.fremantlehomeentertainment.com/ External site opens in new window

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
http://www.amazon.co.uk External site opens in new window

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