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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Romeo and Juliet (1976, Paul Bosner)

TitleRomeo and Juliet
DirectorPaul Bosner
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 50 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (recording)


It was the goal of Producer/Director Paul Bosner "to record a live play in performance, bridging the disciplines of theatre and television, in a particular fashion and style and in a prescribed period of time and budget." He had planned to produce the entire canon of Shakespeare's plays as staged in repertory at London's St. George's playhouse. For whatever reasons, perhaps the intense competition from the BBC plays, at this date (March 1990), production of the entire series seems to have been either delayed or abandoned

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

RomeoPeter McEnery
JulietSarah Badel
NurseElvi Hale
Friar LaurenceJoseph O'Conor

Production Team and Crew Overview

Artistic DirectorGeorge Murcell
DirectorPaul Bosner
ProducerPaul Bosner
Production DesignerJohn Wood
ComposerPhilip Thorby
CostumesJane Robinson
MakeupMaureen Stephenson
Vision MixerAnne Rowe
LightingAlex Thomson
MusicianChristopher Robson
MusicianPhilip Thorby
MusicianMargaret Westlake
CameraDave Barber
CameraBarrie Dodd
CameraJohn Rees
CameraDave Swan
Production AssistantLoretta de Fries
Floor ManagerJim McCutcheon

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell