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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
A digital edition derived from a hybrid film / theatre production that was performed and broadcast live but incorporating pre-recorded sections. Later made available on DVD. A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s play that, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, emphasises contact via social media, texting and virtual gatherings.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
2021
Duration
94 mins

Credits

Director
Melissa Chalsma
Producer
David Melville
Screenplay
Melissa Chalsma
Music
David Melville
Cast
Nikhil PaiRomeo
Bukola OgunmolaJuliet
Evan Lewis SmithMercutio
David MelvilleFriar Laurence
Bernadette SullivanNurse
Aisha KabiaLady Capulet
Elizabeth DennehyMontague
Henry Alexander KellyPeter
Katie PowersBenvolio
Kelvin MoralesTybalt
Patrick BatisteParis
Richard AzurdiaCapulet
William ElsmanApothecary

Additional Details

Theatre company
Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC)
Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Pandemics; social media

Notes

History
The production was live streamed for eight performances between 17 and 27 September 2020. Added to Amazon Prime in January 2022.

Production Company

Name

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC)

Distributor

Name

Passion River Films

Email
info@passionriver.com
Web
http://www.passionriver.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
154 Mt Bethel Rd
Warren, NJ
07059
USA

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