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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Romeu e Julieta (1982, Paulo Afonso Grisolli)

TitleRomeu e Julieta
Release LocationsBrazil
DirectorPaulo Afonso Grisolli
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
high school
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (derivative)


A free adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of young lovers set in Ouro Preto, a mining town in Brazil that has the fragile beauty of the Italian Riviera. The narrator of the film explains, "Ouro Preto like Verona is a perfect setting for a tragedy of love." Although unknown in the United States, the production received enthusiastic reviews when it was shown in London in the National Film Theatre

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

RomeuFabio Junior
JulietaLucelia Santos
CastThereza Amayo
CastClaudia Costa
CastJ. D'Angelo
CastDaniel Danta
CastRuthe de Souza
CastMarcos Fayad
CastBuza Ferraz
CastFrancisco Milani

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPaulo Afonso Grisolli

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell