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Romeo and Juliet DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies. Filmed before a live audience at Shakespeare’s Globe in the heart of London, its intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of Shakespeare’s verse. Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound.

‘Dromgoole is blessed with a smashing pair of young lovers. Adetomiwa Edun's Romeo is fresh, cheeky, light on his feet and full of the ebullience of young love… The production's secret weapon is Ellie Kendrick… [who] delivers the jewelled verse with a lovely purity and directness. I particularly admired Rawiri Paratene's impassioned Friar Lawrence, Ian Redford as a Capulet, and Tom Stuart's hilarious performance as a socially inept Count Paris.’ (The Daily Telegraph)

Shakespeare's Globe
Romeo: 
Adetomiwa Edun
Juliet: Ellie Kendrick
Tybalt: Ukweli Roach
Benvolio: Jack Farthing
Paris: Tom Stuart
Mercutio: Phil Cumbus
Montague: Michael O'Hagan
Capulet: Ian Redford 

Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Designer: Simon Daw
Composer: Nigel Hess

Spoken in Shakespeare's English with English subtitles.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 171 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2009