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Burlesque on Romeo and Juliet (1902, Georges Méliès)

TitleBurlesque on Romeo and Juliet
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorGeorges Méliès
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (burlesque)


Professor Ball thinks that this early effort was "derived" by the Thomas Edison company from an earlier film by Georges Méliès. It is mentioned here only because it involves the names of two celebrated early filmmakers

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorges Méliès

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell