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Nationwide [09/10/1981]

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet
Synopsis
Current affairs series. Includes item (c7min) in which Glyn Worsnip talks to Ron Daniels about the production of Romeo and Juliet he is directing for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre. The modern-dress production plays the balcony scene at ground level, arguing that the balcony-dress circle audiences would not be able to see were the scene to be played at a higher level. Judy Buxton (Juliet) and Anton Lesser (Romeo) believe the scene to be more romantic played this way. Glyn Worsnip concludes the report speaking of the various ‘gimmicks’ the RSC has used in the past.
Series
Nationwide
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
9 Oct 1981 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Contributor
Glyn Worsnip; Ron Daniels
Cast
Anton LesserRomeo
Judy BuxtonJuliet

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
1980s
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stage directing; Rehearsals

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Fax
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