Watch Romeo and Juliet starring Adetomiwa Edun (Merlin, Bates Motel, Translations) and Ellie Kendrink (Game of Thrones, Cobra, Gloria) as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.
Filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2009, this imaginative staging of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedy is directed by Dominic Dromgoole.
A Globe Theatre YouTube Premiere this production of Romeo and Juliet is available to watch until Sunday 3 May 2020.
Romeo and Juliet story
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.
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