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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Television documentary, introduced by Melvyn Bragg, that examines the enduring appeal of Romeo and Juliet. A somewhat pedestrian account of the play’s appeal offering few fresh insights. The programme includes several scenes from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production with Rupert Evans and Morven Christie in the title roles. Evans and Christie also comment on their interpretation. There are extracts from the filmed versions by Luhrmann and Zeffirelli, from WEST SIDE STORY, and the Royal Ballet Prokofiev ballet with Nureyev and Fonteyn. Contributors include Baz Luhrmann, novelist Jeanette Winterson, journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, dancer Wayne Sleep, theatre directors Nancy Meckler and Tim Supple, playwright Mark Ravenhill and Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate. Dire Straits ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is played over scenes in Verona.
Series
South Bank Show, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
11 Jun 2006 at 23:15 (Channel: ITV1)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
David Thomas
Producer
David Thomas
Contributor
Baz Luhrmann; Jeanette Winterson; Jonathan Bate; Mark Ravenhill; Melvyn Bragg; Nancy Meckler; Tim Supple; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Cast
Rupert EvansRomeo
Christie. MorvenJuliet

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); performance history
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Romeo and Juliet

Production Company

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Name

London Weekend Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ITN Source

Email
uksales@itnsource.com
Web
http://www.itnsource.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 207 430 4480
Address
200 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8XZ

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