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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Los Tarantos (1963)

TitleLos Tarantos
Release LocationsSpain
MediumColor video
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (derivative)


A dance/musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet transferred to an impoverished quarter of Barcelona. Haunting guitar music and stacatto flamenco dancing re-appropriate the timeless story of the two young lovers into a torrid love affair in contemporary Spain. (Audio Brandon Films Catalog, 1976)

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

Cast Overview

CastCarmen Amaya
CastAntonio Gades
CastSara Lezana
CastDaniel Martín

Production Team and Crew Overview

ComposerFernando García Morcillo
ComposerEmilio Pujol
ComposerJuan Alberto Soler
CostumesAlfredo Mañas
Director of PhotographyMassimo Dallamano

Company Overview

Playgroup Carmen Amaya Company
Director Rovira-Beleta

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell