Shakespeare Shorts | Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scene 5

Romeo and Juliet

Television programme for schools featuring television actors not usually associated with Shakespeare in scenes from Romeo and Juliet. They use contemporary settings, which aim to illustrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas today. Discussion of the motivation of the major character is supported by clips from past television and film productions, and followed by a full performance of the chosen scene. This programme takes one scene from the play. Marcelle Duprey, who plays Juliet in this version, examines the character of Juliet and compares how she has been portrayed by different actresses.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 19'11''
  • Broadcast date: 1996

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

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