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      /ROMEO & JULIET/ (1978)


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    • Dvd Region: 2+4 Pal (UK & Europe)
    • Certificate: PG
    • Running Time: Approx. 128 minutes
    • Type: Fullscreen

    • Originally Transmitted: 3rd December 1978
    • Dvd Release Date: 2005
    • Released By: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
    • Distributed By: DD Home Entertainment
    • Format: Colour Dvd Pal

    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English sdh
    • Audio: Mono
    • Format: 4:3

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      A TRAGEDIE

      In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare’s plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors.

      “My only love sprung from my only hate!
      Too early seen unknown, and know too late!”

      Romeo, heir of the lordly Montague family of the Italian city of Verona, attends a masked dance held by the Capulets, their bitter rivals in the city. There, Romeo falls in love with Juliet Capulet. Secretly married by the obliging Friar Lawrence, the couple have only their love with which to confront the violence of the ancient warring factions.

      This BBC production of Shakespeare’s study of fate and the power and contrary nature of love features an all-star cast with Sir John Gielgud as the Chorus and a young Alan Rickman as Tybalt. It has been acclaimed as one of the most faithful and distinctive versions ever to have been filmed.


      "Two households, both alike in dignity
      In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…”

      PATRICK RYECART and REBECCA SAIRE
      WITH
      Sir John Gielgud & Sir Michael Hordern
      Anthony Andrews & Celia Johnson
      Alan Rickman



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      DRAMATIS PERSONAE:

      In Credits Order

    • Patrick Ryecart ... Romeo
    • Rebecca Saire ... Juliet
    • Celia Johnson ... Nurse
    • Michael Hordern ... Capulet

    • John Gielgud ... Chorus
    • Joseph O'Conor ... Friar Lawrence
    • Laurence Naismith ... Prince Escalus
    • Anthony Andrews ... Mercutio

    • Alan Rickman ... Tybalt
    • Jacqueline Hill ... Lady Capulet
    • Christopher Strauli ... Benvolio
    • Christopher Northey ... Paris
    • Paul Henry ... Peter
    • Roger Davidson ... Balthasar
    • John Paul ... Montague
    • Zulema Dene ... Lady Montague
    • Esmond Knight ... Old Capulet
    • David Sibley ... Sampson
    • Jack Carr ... Gregory
    • Bunny Reed ... Abraham

    • Vernon Dobtcheff ... Apothecary
    • John Savident ... Friar John
    • Danny Schiller ... Musician
    • Jeremy Young ... 1st Watch
    • Jeffrey Chiswick ... 2nd Watch
    • Gary Taylor ... Potpan
    • Mark Arden ... Page
    • Robert Burbage ... Page
    • Alan Bowerman ... 1st Citizen

      • Director: Alvin Rakoff
      • Produced: Cedric Messina
      • Adapted: William Shakespeare’s original play

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      William Shakespeare
      Hys Most Excellent
      and Lamentable Tragedy Of
      Romeo and Juliet



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      ABOUT ROMEO & JULIET

      A marvellously staged adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic story of tender but tragically doomed young love . . . . . On its first appearance in print, in 1597, Romeo and Juliet was described as ‘An excellent conceited tragedy’ that had ‘been often (with great applause) played publicly’; its popularity is witnessed by the fact that this is a pirated version, put together from actors’ memories as a way of cashing in on its success. A second printing, two years later, offered a greatly superior text apparently printed from Shakespeare’s working papers. Probably he wrote it in 1594 or 1595.

      The story was already well known, in Italian, French and English. Shakespeare owes most to Arthur Brooke’s long poem The Tragical History of ‘Romeus and Juliet’ (1562), which had already supplied hints for The Two Gentlemen of Verona.




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