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Fatal Loins: Romeo and Juliet Reconsidered

Synopsis
Radio play by Perry Pontac written in blank verse. Pontac’s comedy considers what would have happened if Romeo had learnt from Friar Laurence that Juliet wasn’t dead and there was therefore no reason for either of them to kill themselves. The unhappy couple now have too many children, Romeo has taken a mistress and Juliet is putting on weight. The good friar endeavours to bring joy back to their marriage.
Series
Afternoon Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Oct 2001 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Director
David Hunter
Writer
Perry Pontac
Cast
Samuel WestRomeo
Rachel AtkinsJuliet
John MoffattFriar Laurence
Pam FerrisNurse
Ben CroweParis
Nancy CarrollRosaline
Ray LonnenChorus

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
"Two households, both alike in dignity, a boy and girl by fortune cursed and blessed
A look, a glance, a kiss, a balcony, a wedding, several killings and the rest..."

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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