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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004 production of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Peter Gill with Matthew Rhys as Romeo and Sian Brooke as Juliet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
170 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Gill
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Terry Davies
Production Design
Simon Daw
Costume
Deirdre Clancy
Cast
Matthew RhysRomeo
Sian BrookeJuliet
Gideon TurnerMercutio
John NormingtonFriar Laurence
June WatsonNurse
Anatol YusefCitizen of the Watch
Anatol YusefSampson
Anita BoothLady Montague
Caolan ByrneFriar John
Caolan ByrneAbram
Caolan ByrneCitizen of the Watch
David HargreavesCapulet
Edward ClarkeGregory
Emily RaymondLady Capulet
Jessica TomchakLady
Jonathan ForbesParis
Leo WringerEscalus, Prince of Verona
Matt CrossPeter
Peter BygottApothecary
Peter BygottCapulet’s cousin
Peter BygottCitizen of the Watch
Samuel ClemensBalthasar
Sion Tudor OwenMontague
Sion Tudor OwenMusician
Tam MutuMusician
Tam MutuTybalt
Trystan GravelleMusician
Trystan GravelleBenvolio
Trystan GravelleCitizen of the Watch

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

Notes
James Curran played Capulet during the London run, Peter Bygott played Friar Laurence and James Curran a member of the watch.
History
First performance 26 March 2004. The production also played at the Albery Theatre, London 16 December-8 January 2005.
Reviews
For a detailed account by the director, designers, fight arranger, make-up artists and understudies of the concept behind the production, the interpretation of their roles, and the rehearsal process visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/romeo/current/designer.html

Tatspaugh, Patricia. Shakespeare Quarterly 56 (2005), pp448-78, esp. 445-55.

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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