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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Romeo and Juliet directed by Bill Bryden with Peter Firth and Veronica Quilligan in the title roles. Beryl Reid is the Nurse.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
13 Sep 1974

Credits

Director
Bill Bryden
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Marc Wilkinson
Production Design
Hayden Griffin
Cast
Peter FirthRomeo
Veronica QuilliganJuliet
David DixonMercutio
Peter NeedhamFriar Laurence
Beryl ReidNurse
Bryan BrownCitizen of the Watch
Bryan BrownSampson
Christopher GuardParis
Daniel ThorndikeMontague
Gerard RyderPeter
Glyn GrainGregory
Ian MackenzieChief Watchman
James MellorCapulet
James SmithEscalus, Prince of Verona
Judith ParisLady Montague
Keith SkinnerTybalt
Martin HowellsBalthasar
Michael KitchenApothecary
Michael KitchenBenvolio
Patti LoveLady Capulet
Peter RoccaAbram
Pitt WilkinsonCapulet’s cousin
Pitt WilkinsonFriar John

Additional Details

Theatre
Old Vic
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
"The play to work at all, requires some suggestion of heat, passion and simmering, restless violence. Place it...on a non-descript, white curtained platform about as redolent of Italy as a travel poster of Slough and you draw attention to the play’s dramatic deficiencies." Michael Billington, Guardian (29.8.74). A taped interview with Bryden regarding this production is also held by the British Library Sound Archive.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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