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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

"Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers."


Romeo and Juliet (BBC Worldwide)
"Directed by Alvin Rakoff. Performed by Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Joseph O'Conor, Laurence Naismith, Anthony Andrews, Alan Rickman, Jacqueline Hill, Christopher Strauli, Christopher Northey, and Zulema Dene. Costumes by Odette Barrow, Produced by Cedric Messina, BBC Worldwide, 1978, 2 hours 46 minutes."

Romeo and Juliet (Opus Arte)
"Directed by Kriss Russman, Choreography by Siân Williams, Performed by Philip Cumbus, Adetomiwa Edun, Ellie Kendrick, Penny Layden, Rawiri Paratene, Ukweli Roach, Michael O'Hagan, and Ian Redford. Produced by Hans Petri, Opus Arte, Globe Theatre: Opus Arte, 2010, 2 hours 52 minutes."

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Baz Luhmann film)
"Baz Luhrmann, one of today's most innovative filmmakers, takes a completely fresh and intriguing look at a beloved story with William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Luhrmann and his team have created a dazzling, powerful, iconoclastic world full of fantastic elements to underscore and reveal the tale of the two famous, star-crossed lovers. The film gives Shakespeare's Elizabethan English a contemporary American voice, set in the mythical city of Verona Beach, a passionate, visceral, sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past."