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Romeo & Juliet (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  3 December 1978 (UK)
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

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Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife. Written by William Shakespeare

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet  »

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Fab classical Shakespeare
5 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am bias as I am Shakespeares biggest fan and not a big critic on the various performances because I find every adaptation I see I enjoy because of the variety. Which I think Shakespeare himself would also enjoy the wide different attempts at his works. Who knows what is the correct way to performance these classics. I enjoyed seeing Alan Rickman in hid first TV role. I love the Geilgud voice and his presence. If you are a true Shakespeare fan leave your eyes open and your opinions wide as I truly believe the great man himself would do exactly that 400 years on.

I like all the BBC Shakespeare collection.

Well done the Beeb !


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