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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Full-length televised adaptation of the play with John Bailey and Rosalie Crutchley in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
5 Oct 1947 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No recording known

Credits

Director
Michael Barry
Producer
Michael Barry
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Hartley
Art Direction
Stephen Bundy
Cast
John Bailey (2)Romeo
Rosalie CrutchleyJuliet
Andre van GyseghemMercutio
George HoweFriar Laurence
Agnes LauchlanNurse
Andrew OsbornChorus
Anthony Bacon 
Basil DawsonParis
Bruce BelfrageCapulet
Douglas Hurn 
Eric Hillyard 
Jack Rodney 
Jacqueline BoiteauxPage
James OttowayPeter
Jane Arden 
John GatrellBenvolio
John Laurent 
John Raggett 
John RudlingServant
John RudlingFriar John
John RudlingOld Man
Kenneth FirthBalthasar
Margaret Hope 
Marguerite YoungLady Montague
Marne MaitlandServant
Michael GoodliffeTybalt
Norma Forrest 
Robert SansomEscalus, Prince of Verona
Stafford ByrneMontague
Una VenningLady Capulet
Victor PlattAbram
Victor PlattApothecary

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The BBC’s television programme for that day was extended for half-an-hour after the normal time in order to accommodate this broadcast.
Reviews
For producer Michael Barry "the intimacy of television allows of a much quicker pace in speech. That, together with the fact that we can go right through Romeo and Juliet without any interruption for scene changes, means that we can give it as seems to have been performed originally - a continuous performance from beginning to end" (qtd. in Radio Times, 3 October 1947, p. 33).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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