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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
The Stables Theatre Company stage production of Romeo and Juliet directed for television by Gordon McDougall. Sam Dastor is Romeo and Katherine Barker is Juliet. The production appears to be an assembly of various takes (rushes) shot in the studio. with most of an edited version towards the end. It would appear that no final version was made.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1969
Transmission details
(Channel: ITV)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Gordon McDougall
Producer
Julian Amyes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Colin Rees
Cast
Sam DastorRomeo
Katherine BarkerJuliet
Richard HowardMercutio
John FraserFriar Laurence
Maureen PryorNurse
Andre van GyseghemCapulet
Carla ChancellorLady-in-waiting
Christopher FergusonGregory
David Sharpe (2)Balthasar
Fiona WalkerLady Capulet
James WarwickBenvolio
John ByronCapulet’s cousin
John ByronApothecary
Judy HarwoodLady-in-waiting
Paul HarperParis
Paul HarperAbram
Paul WilliamsonEscalus, Prince of Verona
Richard WilsonPeter
Robert MorrisFriar John
Robert MorrisTybalt
William SimonsMontague
Zoe HicksLady Montague

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
The Stables Theatre Company was the experimental theatre arm of Granada Television. Productions began in January 1969 and the experiment folded at the end of 1970 when the company went bankrupt with debts of £63,000.
History
The play is likely to have been televised for inclusion in a series of 12 Stables Theatre Company productions scheduled for transmission in the latter half of 1969 and throughout 1970. Only three of these plays are billed in TV Times and appear to have been shown in August 1969. The director was unhappy with the televised production of the stage play (which had been very well received) and it was never transmitted.

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ITN Source

Email
uksales@itnsource.com
Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 207 430 4480
Address
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London WC1X 8XZ

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