Romeo & Juliet (1978)





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This 3-hour TV adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet features Patrick Ryecart and Rebecca Saire in the title roles. Though these names may not be familiar to the casual viewer, the same cannot be said of the supporting cast. Celia Johnson appears as the Nurse, Michael Hordern is Lord Capulet, Laurence Naismith is Prince Escalus, and Alec Guinness is the Chorus. Also appearing are stars-to-be Anthony Andrews as Mercutio (his "Queen Mab" speech is a singular highlight) and Alan Rickman as Tybalt. Originally presented as part of PBS' "Shakespeare Plays" series, Romeo and Juliet was first aired March 14, 1979. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest , Television
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Rebecca Saire
as Juliet
John Gielgud
as Chorus
Joseph O'Conor
as Friar Lawrence
Laurence Naismith
as Prince Escalus
Anthony Andrews
as Mercutio
Jacqueline Hill
as Lady Capulet
John Paul
as Montague
Zulema Dene
as Lady Montague
Esmond Knight
as Old Capulet
David Sibley
as Smpson
Jack Carr
as Gregory
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Apothecary
John Savident
as Friar John
Danny Schiller
as Musician
Jeffrey Chiswick
as 2nd Watch
Gary Taylor
as Potpan
Alan Rickman
as Tybalt
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Audience Reviews for Romeo & Juliet

An excellent version of Romeo and Juliet, the cast is great, and Rickman fans should especially check this one out to see him. I was really surprised by the high quality of this production, it's really good.

Aj V
Aj V

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We watched this in english class, and I can't tell you how much it bored me. The most recent remake (Claire Danes/Leonardo DiCaprio) was more my style, strange considering I like classics. The only thing I remember from this was making fun of the how the costume designer decided to emphasize the codpieces on the male costumes.

bastet 05
bastet 05

The best compared to Leonardo Di Caprio & Claire Danes' version Di Caprio's version was more of fag fest!

Aaron Windsor
Aaron Windsor

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