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  1. Morning Glory (1933 Film)

    Director
    Lowell Sherman
    Producer
    Pandro S. Berman

    Feature film with a scene in which Katharine Hepburn as an ambitious actress seeking to impress makes a spectacle of herself reciting the ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy, and a few lines from the balcony...

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  2. Surprise Item: Scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1933 Radio)

    Radio broadcast. As part of this unannounced variety programme interlude, Sylvia Sidney and Ion Swinley perform a sketch based on the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s play.

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  3. Romeo and Juliet (1932 Radio)

    Producer
    Val Gielgud

    Radio version of the play adpated for broadcasting by Barbara Burnham, produced by Val Gielgud. With Harman Grisewood and Margaretta Scott in the title roles. Music directed by Leslie Woodgate.

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  4. Charles Hackett with Rosa Low in an Excerpt from Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet (1931 Film)

    An except from the Capulets’ tomb scene from the final act of Gounod’s opera Rom o et Juliette with American tenor Charles Hackett and Romanian-born soprano Rosa Low.

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  5. Hollywood Revue of 1929, The (1929 Film)

    Director
    Charles Riesner

    Feature film. Jack Benny and Conrad Nagel host a musical revue of MGM acts, including Joan Crawford, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton. Includes a skit (c 6 mins) on Romeo and Juliet, where John Gilbert and...

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  6. Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) (1927 Radio)

    Radio broadcast. Gounod’s opera is performed by The Wireless Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Percy Pitt, with Parry Jones and Miriam Licette in the leading parts.

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  7. Drama de Luxe (1927 Film)

    Director
    Norman Taurog

    Comedy short in which Lupino Lane joins a vaudeville company, first as a bill sticker and then as an actor after the leading man quits. Includes a scene from Romeo and Juliet in which Lane (Romeo) trips over...

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  8. Romeo e Giulietta (1927 Film)

    Musical short. An early sound film using Lee De Forest’s sound film process and featuring a song from Gounod’s opera Romeo et Juliette sung by Otakar Marak and Mary Cavanova.

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  9. Juliet (1926 Radio)

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    Shakespeare’s Heroines

    Third in a series of short dramatic recitals in which well-known actresses perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays. With Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies as Juliet.

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  10. Bromo and Juliet (1926 Film)

    Director
    Leo McCarey
    Producer
    Hal Roach

    Slapstick comedy short. When the Chase family are trying to come up with ideas for a charity variety show for missionaries they decide to stage scenes from Romeo and Juliet with Madge as Juliet and Charley...

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