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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Full text radio version of the play. A co-production between Radio 3 and the Renaissance Theatre Company directed by Kenneth Branagh and Glyn Dearman. With Kenneth Branagh and Samantha Bond in the title roles. Music by Patrick Doyle, realised by the composer and John Powell.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
25 Apr 1993 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 mins

Credits

Director
Kenneth Branagh
Producer
Glyn Dearman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Powell; Patrick Doyle
Contributor
Russell Jackson
Cast
Kenneth BranaghRomeo
Samantha BondJuliet
Derek JacobiMercutio
John GielgudFriar Laurence
Judi DenchNurse
Alex Lowe 
Andy HockleyGregory
Bernard HeptonMontague
Dilys LayeLady Montague
Iain GlenTybalt
Ian HolmChorus
Jimmy YuillPeter
Mark HadfieldSampson
Maurice DenhamApothecary
Nicholas FarrellParis
Norman RodwayEscalus, Prince of Verona
Patti Holloway 
Richard BriersCapulet
Richard CliffordAbram
Richard CliffordBalthasar
Richard PearcePage to Paris
Richard VernonFriar John
Sean Barrett 
Shaun Prendergast 
Sheila HancockLady Capulet
Simon CallowBenvolio

Additional Details

Theatre company
Renaissance Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Professor Russell Jackson is the textual adviser.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet with photographs, actor interviews, a synopsis of the play and background infromation.
Reviews
"Heavy on music ... and light on any single thesis about the play, this is a production that leaves the listener to decide what to make of its doomed romantic majesty...". Sheridan Morley, ‘Renaissance Romeo’, Radio Times, 24-30 April 1993, p. 29.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Renaissance Theatre Company

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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