With performances by world famous award winning Shakespearean actors, The Shakespeare Series has recaptured the Elizabethan flavor of Shakespeare's own Globe productions by staging them just as they were seen in the 16th century. Romeo & Juliet is Shakespeare's tragic story of young love thwarted by a family feud. Two rival Veronese families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are warned that their constant brawls must end and that death threatens anyone who disturbs the peace. Romeo, the Montague heir, attends a masquerade dance at the home of the Capulets, the family of Juliet, where the two fall in love. They arrange to be married in secret by Friar Laurence the next day, but when Romeo kills Tybalt, a Capulet, he is banished from Verona. Through a series of events, Juliet feigns death, only for Romeo to find her before her re-awakening, wherein tragic results ensue. Featuring Alex Hyde-White, Blanche Baker and Esther Rolle. Grades 9-12. 165 minutes on DVD.
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