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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1989 production of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Terry Hands with Mark Rylance as Romeo and Georgia Slowe as Juliet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Apr 1989
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Terry Hands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Farrah
Cast
Mark RylanceRomeo
Georgia SloweJuliet
David O’HaraMercutio
Patrick GodfreyFriar Laurence
Margaret CourtenayNurse
Ben MilesAbram
Ben MilesFriar John
Bernard HorsfallCapulet
Evan RussellPeter
Francis JohnsonSampson
Griffith JonesCapulet’s cousin
Griffith JonesApothecary
Hilary TonesLady
Jared HarrisGregory
Jennie HeslewoodLady
Katherine StarkLady Montague
Linda SpurrierLady Capulet
Michael HowellParis
Michael LoughnanMontague
Patrick BrennanBenvolio
Peter CarrCitizen of the Watch
Richard DoubledayPage to Paris
Rob HeylandEscalus, Prince of Verona
Rob HeylandChorus
Vincent ReganTybalt
William OxborrowBalthasar

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A recording was also made at The Pit 7 March 1990.
History
Press night 5 April 1989
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Romeo and Juliet. (London: Arden Shakespeare, 2003). Studies post-World War II RSC productions of Romeo and Juliet through a detailed analysis of directorial style and technique. Wells, Stanley Shakespeare Survey (91), pp 183-203 (esp. 184-86).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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