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Romeo y Julieta

Synopsis
Bilingual English and Spanish audio production of Shakespeare’s Rome and Juliet. The online presentation includes a full transcript on-screen in both languages. Adapted by director Saheem Ali and playwright Ricardo Pérez González from the translation into Spanish by Alfredo Michel Modenessi. Lupita Nyong’o stars as Julieta and Juan Castano plays Romeo.
Language
Spanish (Spain - Traditional)
Country
United States
Medium
Audio; Multimedia
Transmission details
18 Mar 2021
Duration
144 mins

Credits

Director
Saheem Ali
Music
Michael Thurber
Adaptor for Radio
Ricardo Pérez González; Saheem Ali
Cast
Juan CastanoRomeo
Lupita Nyong’oJuliet
Irene Sofia LucioMercutio
Julio MongeFriar Laurence
Ivonne CollNurse
Benjamin Luis McCrackenPage to Paris
Carlo AlbánBenvolio
Carlos CarrascoMontague
David ZayasSampson
Erick BetancourtAbram
Florencia LozanoCapulet
Guillermo DiazGregory
Hiram DelgadoTybalt
Javier MuñozParis
John J. ConcadoPeter
Karina ArroyaveApothecary
Keren LugoSister Joan (Friar John)
Kevin HerreraEnsemble (Servant)
Michael BraugherBalthasar
Modesto LacenEscalus, Prince of Verona
Modesto LacenCapulet’s cousin
Sarah Nina HayonLady Montague
Tony PlanaChorus

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
No period
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Translation; Spanish drama

Notes

Notes
The homepage includes a variety of supporting materials including a searchable transcript function for the entire audio presentation; a download of the script; two documentaries (with optional subtitles):
1. Programme Notes (11 minutes) - an introduction to the production narrated by Ricardo Pérez González that includes interviews with the cast and crew.
2. Afterglow (49 minutes), additional interviews for those who have already listened to the production.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://publictheater.org/media-center/series/romeo-y-julieta/romeo-y-julieta/
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

The Public Theater

Email
info@publictheater.org
Web
https://publictheater.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
++ 212 539 8500
Address
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY
10003
USA
Name

WNYC

Web
https://www.wnycstudios.org/ External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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