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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Michael Boyd with David Tennant as Romeo and Alexandra Gilbreath as Juliet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
7 Oct 2000
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Cast
David TennantRomeo
Alexandra GilbreathJuliet
Adrian SchillerMercutio
Des McAleerFriar Laurence
Eileen McCallumNurse
Alfred BurkeEscalus, Prince of Verona
Andrew PointonChorus
Andrew PointonGregory
Anthony HowellBenvolio
Caroline HarrisLady Capulet
Christian MahrieBalthasar
Claire AdamsonPage to Paris
Graeme MearnsPrince’s Guard
Helen WeirLady Montague
Ian HoggCapulet
Jalaal HartleyAbram
Keith DunphyTybalt
Nicholas KhanParis
Paul EwingChorus
Robert GoodalePeter
Sam CoxApothecary
Sam CoxPrince’s Guard
Sam CoxChorus
Tim TreloarChorus
Tim TreloarSampson
Tom Piper 
Vincent BrimbleMontague

Additional Details

Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Three actors are credited on the RSC Performance Database as playing the Chorus. The role may have alternated or, more likely, all three actors may have spoken the lines.
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 Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Romeo and Juliet through a detailed comparative analysis of how directors evoked Verona as setting, how they represented the main characters (Nurse, Friar Laurence, Mercutio, Romeo, and Juliet), and how they staged the ending.]

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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