Romeo and Juliet

United Kingdom, 1978

TV show
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Episode of Series “BBC Television Shakespeare Series”.
Set in Verona during the Italian Renaissance this is the story of two young people whose families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are involved in a deep and bitter feud. Despite this enmity the youngsters fall in love and secretly marry. During a street brawl Romeo’s friend Mercurio is killed by Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Enraged by his friend’s death Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished from Verona. In desperation Juliet takes a sleeping potion, which induces a deathlike sleep. Romeo, hearing that she is dead takes his own life. Juliet upon rousing from her self-induced sleep and finding her lover dead, kills herself. The two houses of Montague and Capulet make a tardy sorrowful peace. Featuring Patrick Ryecart as Romeo, Rebecca Saire as Juliet and Michael Hordern as Capulet.

Credits

production company

BBC

Time-Life Television

producer

Cedric Messina

Duration

02:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1978

Appears in

Group of items

BBC Television Shakespeare Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300346

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Romance

Television

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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