Shakespeare's Globe Romeo and Juliet DVD
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence. Filmed before a live audience at Shakespeare’s Globe in the heart of London, its intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of Shakespeare’s verse. Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound
- Al, London
- A good production that can be used effectively with students. The actor playing Romeo has rather an odd thing he does with his head, and laughs instean of crying though. It's fairly faithful to the accepted text.
- Liz, London
- Absolutely amazing! Romeo is excellent and the play was done like I have never seen it before. It felt fresh. The only thing that let it down was Juliet, she was bad. but truly worth watching!