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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Television drama. Sol Hurak’s presentation of the Old Vic Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet based on the stage production by Robert Helpmann. Directed for the Old Vic by Michael Benthall and by Clark Jones for Showcase. Adapted for television by Joseph Schrank. Claire Bloom is Juliet and John Neville, Romeo.
Series
Producers’ Showcase
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
4 Mar 1957 at 20:00 (Channel: NBC)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Clark Jones
Writer
Joseph Schrank; William Shakespeare
Production Design
Loudon Sainthill
Costume
Loudon Sainthill
Contributor
Michael Benthall; Robert Helpmann; Sol Hurok
Cast
John NevilleRomeo
Claire BloomJuliet
Paul RogersMercutio
Jack GwillimFriar Laurence
Wynnne ClarkNurse
Aubrey MorrisSampson
Charles GrayEscalus, Prince of Verona
Denis HolmesMontague
Edward HarveyApothecary
Ernest HareCapulet
Jennifer WilsonLady Montague
Jeremy BrettParis
John WoodvineBalthasar
Margaret CourtenayLady Capulet
Peter BowlesAbram
Richard WordsworthTybalt
Ronald AllenBenvolio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Old Vic Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Showcase Productions are rights holders, and hold material; it is uncertain whether access to individual researchers is granted.
History
The production went to New York and opened at the Winter Garden Theatre October 24 1956, closing January 12 1957.

Production Company

Name

NBC

Archive

Name

Showcase Productions

Web
http://www.showcaseproductions.com External site opens in new window
Phone
212-599-9500
Fax
212-599-8040
Address
417 East 57th Street
Suite 31B
New York
NY 10022
USA

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