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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording of the Shakespeare Globe Theatre’s 2004 production of Romeo and Juliet with Tom Burke as Romeo and Kananu Kirimi as Juliet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004

Credits

Director
Tim Carroll
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
William Lyons
Production Design
Jenny Tiramani
Costume
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Tom BurkeRomeo
Kananu KirimiJuliet
James GarnonMercutio
John McEneryFriar Laurence
Bette BourneNurse
Bill StewartCapulet
Callum CoatesParis
Callum CoatesGregory
Joel TrillEscalus, Prince of Verona
John Paul ConnollyPeter
Julia MarsenLady Montague
Melanie JessopLady Capulet
Rhys MeredithBalthasar
Rhys MeredithFriar John
Simon MullerTybalt
Terence McGinityMontague

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan English

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run. For a detailed account of the rehearsal process and actors’ comments on their interpretation of roles visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm
General
Three performances (25,26,27 June 2004) were given using original pronunciation, encouraging audience insight into how Shakespeare may have sounded in Elizabethan times.
History
Produced as part of the Season of Star-Crossed Lovers running from 7 May-26 September 2004.
Reviews
Philip Fisher, Romeo and Juliet, http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/RandJglobe-rev.html

Crystal, David ‘Listening Most Precisely on the Event’ , Around the Globe:The Magazine of Shakespeare’s Globe, Autumn 2004, pp25-7. Describes the original-pronunciation performances.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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