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Saturday Movie Matinee: Romeo and Juliet. 167 mins. col.
November 24, 2012
Bronx Library Center
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare ; produced by BBC and Time-Life Films ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Alvin Rakoff.
New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]. 167 mins. col
Patrick Ryecart (Romeo), Rebecca Saire (Juliet), Celia Johnson (Nurse), Michael Hordern (Capulet), John Gielgud (Chorus), Joseph O'Conor (Friar Lawrence), Laurence Naismith (Prince Escalus), Anthony Andrews (Mercutio), Alan Rickman (Tybalt), Jacqueline Hill (Lady Capulet), Christopher Strauli (Benvolio), Christopher Northey (Paris), Paul Henry (Peter), Roger Davidson (Balthasar), John Paul (Montague), Zulema Dene (Lady Montague), Esmond Knight (Old Capulet), David Sibley (Sampson), Bunny Reed (Abraham), Vernon Dobtcheff (Apothecary), John Savident (Friar John), Danny Schiller (Musician), Jeremy Young (First Watch), Jeffrey Chiswick (Second Watch), Gary Taylor (Potpan), Mark Arden (Paris's Page), Robert Burbage (Tybalt's Page), Alan Bowerman (First Citizen).
Considered the greatest love story of all time and a bona fide "hit" for over 400 years. Romeo & Juliet is full of passion and oration. Shakespeare's most popular tragedy, it expresses love and death better perhaps, than any work in the English language.