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Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982, John Caird)

TitleLife and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJohn Caird
MediumColor video
Length8 hrs
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (scene(s))


A parody of Romeo and Juliet after the style of a nineteenth-century melodrama is mounted by Vincent Crummles in the midst of this Dickensian saga. (I am obliged to Philip Bolton for this reference.)

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

CastEdward Petherbridge
CastRoger Rees

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Caird
DirectorTrevor Nunn
ProducerJim Goddard

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell