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Front Row [11/03/2010]

Synopsis
As part of the radio arts review programme, presenter John Wilson reports on Bristol Old Vic’s production of Juliet and Her Romeo, directed by Tom Morris. Developed since 1997 in collaboration with producer Sean O’Connor, the production uses Shakespeare’s text, but casts Shakespeare’s lovers in their 80s, with their anxious children, not their parents, seeking to prevent an imprudent and costly match.
Series
Front Row
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
11 Mar 2010 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Contributor
John Wilson (2)

Additional Details

Theatre
Bristol Old Vic
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
old people; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Culture Show, The [04/03/2010]
Woman’s Hour [16/03/2010]

Notes

History
Adapted by Sean O’Connor and Tom Morris from an idea by Sean O’Connor, Romeo and Her Romeo premiered at Bristol Old Vic on 10 March 2010.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC programme information, Bristol Old Vic programme information at http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/760.html (accessed 3/2010).
For a review of the production see Jane Edwards, ‘Juliet and Her Romeo’, The Sunday Times, 21 March 2010.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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