Shorter Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Below are the credits which accompany the photographs included in the Shorter Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet textbook. Also included are cast lists and information about each of the productions referenced.
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This was a traditional dress production, with a minimal set.
Photographer: Andy Bradshaw
Photographs: pages 18, 34, 58, 72
Cast: Bette Bourne (Nurse), Tom Burke (Romeo), Callum Coates (Paris/Gregory), John Paul Connolly (Peter), Tas Emiabata (Balthasar), James Garnon (Mercutio), Melanie Jessop (Lady Capulet), Kananu Kirimi (Juliet), Julia Marsen (Lady Montague), John McEnery (Friar Lawrence), Terry McGinity (Montague/Apothecary), Rhys Meredith (Benvolio/Friar John), Simon Müller (Tybalt), Bill Stewart (Capulet), Joel Trill (Prince).
This was a modern dress production with a backdrop of graffiti. Flowers were tied to one of the pillars, in the way that people today leave them at the site of accidents or murders.
Photographer: Manuel Harlan
Photographs: pages 44, 56
Cast: Ben Aldridge (Benvolio/Officer of the Watch/Chorus), James Alexandrou (Romeo/Gregory), Jane Bertish (Nurse/Lady Montague),Vincent Brimble (Capulet), Lorraine Burroughs (Juliet/Sampson), Marshall Griffin (Tybalt/Friar John), Colin Hurley (Friar Lawrence/Montague), Nicholas Kahn (Prince/Paris/Peter), Golda Rosheuvel (Lady Capulet), Shane Zaza (Mercutio/Apothecary/Abraham).
This production used Renaissance staging and costume, and had an iron balcony and staircase built out over the stage.
Photographer: John Haynes
Photographs: pages 12 (top), 16, 22, 26, 32, 36, 38, 40, 48, 60, 74, 80
Cast: Holly Atkins (Lady Montague), Philip Cumbus (Mercutio), Adetomiwa Edun (Romeo), Jack Farthing (Benvolio), Miranda Foster (Lady Montague), Ellie Kendrick (Juliet), James Lailey (Friar John/Sampson), Penny Layden (Nurse), Fergal McElherron (Peter/Gregory//Balthasar), Michael O’Hagan (Montague), Rawiri Paratene (Friar Lawrence), Ukweli Roach (Tybalt), Ian Redford (Capulet), Tom Stuart (Paris), Graham Vick (Apothecary/Abraham), Andrew Vincent (Prince).
This modern production had a neon-lit heart for Juliet’s balcony and an overturned car as her bed.
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz
Photographs: pages 6, 8, 10, 12 (bottom), 14, 20, 24, 28, 30, 42, 46, 50, 52, 54, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 76, 78, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90
Cast: Jade Anouka (Juliet), Jason Baughan (Capulet), Will Featherstone (Romeo), Richard James-Neale (Mercutio/Friar John/Gregory), Beruce Kahn (Tybalt/Apothecary), Emma Pallant (Lady Capulet/Prince), Lisa Stevenson (Nurse), Dickon Tyrrell (Friar Lawrence/Montague/Peter), Tom Whitelock (Paris/Sampson), Josh Williams (Benvolio).