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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 touring production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Neil Bartlett with David Dawson and Anneika Rose in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2008
Duration
195 (incl. interval)

Credits

Director
Neil Bartlett
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Simon Slater
Production Design
Kandis Cook
Cast
David DawsonRomeo
Anneika RoseJuliet
Gyuri SarossyMercutio
James ClydeFriar Laurence
Julie LegrandNurse
Ben AshtonParis
Chris HunterCapulet
Craig RitchieApothecary
Dan CrowSampson
Daniel PercivalBenvolio
Éva MagyarLady Capulet
James G. BelloriniFriar John
Katie KraneLady Montague
Mark HolgateTybalt
Mark RossMontague
Michael BenzBalthasar
Owain ArthurPeter
Ryan O’DonnellGregory
Vinta MorganEscalus, Prince of Verona

Additional Details

Theatre
Courtyard Theatre, The
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Romeo and Juliet

Notes

General
Laura Rees was originally cast to play Juliet but had to withdraw six weeks into rehearsals because of ill-health. Rehearsal scenes on the RSC website show both actresses working with the same scene.
History
The production played at The Courtyard Theatre from 27 November 2008 - 24 January 2009 following a tour to six UK venues.
Reviews
The history of the play and its social context, past RSC productions, rehearsal scenes, a photo gallery and interview with the director can be accessed at http://www.rsc.org./explore/engage/romeo_2008.html (accessed(12/2008).

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