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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording of the production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Des McAnuff for the 2008 Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Gareth Potter and Nikki M. James in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Recording date
2008

Credits

Director
Des McAnuff
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Michael Roth
Production Design
Heidi Ettinger
Costume
Paul Tazewell
Cast
Gareth PotterRomeo
Nikki M. JamesJuliet
Evan BuliungMercutio
Peter Donaldson (2)Friar Laurence
Lucy PeacockNurse
Alana HawleyPage to Paris
Andre SillsAbram
Azeem NathoAnthony
Brian TreeCapulet’s cousin
Dalal BadrBalthasar
David CollinsApothecary
Gordon S. MillerBenvolio
Ian LakePotpan
Irene PooleLady Montague
John VickeryCapulet
Paul DunnPeter
Roy LewisMontague
Sophia WalkerLady Capulet
Stacie SteadmanApothecary’s daughter
Steven SutcliffeParis
Steven SutcliffeParis
Timothy D. StickneyTybalt
Timothy D. StickneyTybalt
Trent PardySampson
Wayne BestEscalus, Prince of Verona

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival; Colourblind casting

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 26 May-8 November 2008.
Textual information
Dramaturge is Robert Blacker
Reviews
Richard Ouzounian. Variety (May 28 2008). Ouzounian begins his account - ‘We’re somewhere in modern Italy, and the gangs (each a mix of black and white) fight with feet, knives, revolvers and Uzis. After one splatter of gunfire nearly kills a baby whose mother is lounging at a cafe table, even the Lolita-esque waitresses put down their iPods long enough to pay attention’.

Production Company

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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