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Romeo and Juliet

Four actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company tackle two famous scenes from two famous plays - the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and the 'cross-garters' scene from Twelfth Night. Well-known the scenes may be, but to make the familiar words 'come off the page' and work on stage calls for skill, enthusiasm, much talk and hard work.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 28'26''
  • Broadcast date: 1985

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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