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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Educational videotape, in two parts, to help audiences (especially US Grade 9-12 and college students) identify with universal themes in Shakespeare’s plays. Actors tell the story of the play, act key scenes and, in asides to the camera, explain and comment on the attitudes and relationships of the main characters.
Series
Taste of Shakespeare, A
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1997
Duration
43 mins

Credits

Director
Eric Weinthal
Producer
Eric Weinthal
Cinematographer
Azusa Ohno
Writer
Eric Weinthal
Music
Rusty McCarthy
Cast
Michael TolfoRomeo
Katherine EllisJuliet
Joel JordanMercutio
Brian TreeFriar Laurence
Royce HerronNurse
Carol StrongLady Montague
David MarkeyCapulet
Eric MethanyTybalt
Gale Van CottLady Capulet
Harry YoungMontague
Mark DanielGregory
Mark FernandezParis
Stephen BollingerBenvolio

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A Teacher’s Guide for each play includes questions for group discussion, independent study, or for use as essay topics or test questions.

Aimed at Key Stages 3-4 A level.
Reviews
Davis, Sue. School Library Journal 43, no. 12 (1997). p. 64; Reid, Louann. English Journal 88, no. 6 (1999), p. 113.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.atasteofshakespeare.com

Production Company

Name

Eugenia Educational Foundation

Address
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Bullfrog Films

Email
info@bullfrogfilms.com
Web
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 610 779 8226
Fax
+1 610 370 1978
Address
PO Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
USA
Notes
Bullfrog Films is a major US publisher of DVDs and videos about the environment. ‘Environment’ is defined broadly and the collection includes programmes on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women’s studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution. In recent years they have released many films about developing countries, globalisation, changing gender roles and human rights. Styles range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary. Bullfrog also distributes the performing arts films from Rhombus Media.
Name

Video Education Australasia c/o ClickView

Email
info@clickview.com.au
Web
http://www.vea.com.au/ External site opens in new window
Address
Suite 125, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont
NSW 2009
Australia
Notes
UK agents: Boulton Hawker. VEA owned by ClickView.

Online Retailer

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
NB Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Potential customers are directed to DVD sales enquiries are directed to sales@boultonhawker.co.uk and are asked to note that not all third party, or proprietary content which includes videos produced by VEA, Classroom Video, Online Classroom and Training Point will be available from Boulton Hawker. Streaming customers are asked to be aware that: All current licences will remain active for the duration of their license period (including embed links and clips that you have created) No streaming licence can be renewed after the existing license period has lapsed Classroom Video’s parent company VEA will manage existing streaming licences from a technical and administrative perspective. For all enquiries please contact support@vea.com.au

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