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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1991 production of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by David Leveaux with Clare Holman as Juliet and Michael Maloney as Romeo.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
16 Jan 1992
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
David Leveaux
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Alison Chitty
Cast
Michael MaloneyRomeo
Clare HolmanJuliet
Tim McInnernyMercutio
Robert Langdon LloydFriar Laurence
Sheila ReidNurse
Andrew DumbletonAbram
Anthony DouseApothecary
Charles DaishBalthasar
Emily JoyceCitizen
Hilary CromieCitizen
Howard CrossleyCapulet’s servant (Servant)
Jan ShandLady Montague
Jonathan NewthCapulet
Julian GloverChorus
Julian GloverEscalus, Prince of Verona
Kenn SabbertonCitizen
Kenn SabbertonSampson
Kevin DoyleBenvolio
Lee BroomPage to Paris
Lucy TregearCitizen
Mairead CartyCitizen
Michael PooleCapulet’s cousin
Peter BygottCitizen
Peter BygottFriar John
Scott RansomePeter
Sean MurrayTybalt
Simeon DefoeCitizen
Simeon DefoeGregory
Simon BlinkhornePage to Paris
Valentine PelkaParis

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Children were played by Liam Askins, Gavriely Gavriel, Thomas Horton and Matthew Reeve.
History
Press night 28 August 1991. The production transferred to the Barbican.
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
"This is a handsome and vigorous production beautifully designed with renaissance panels. But it is prosaic and not poetic. Even Juliet’s balcony looks as if it has been built by MFI." Maureen Paton, Daily Express (London), 25 June 1992.

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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