Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

Rudolf Nureyev
Director: Paul Czinner Cast: Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev
, Margot Fonteyn
Margot Fonteyn
, David Blair
David Blair
Paul Czinner


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This disc documents a Royal Ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet, featuring Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. The DVD contains a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither closed-captions nor subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a scene-by-scene synopsis of the story line, a history of the music performed, and biographies of the two lead performers as well as Prokofiev, the composer of the music. This disc has everything a ballet enthusiast could ask for, while also making an attempt to teach newcomers something about this art form.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/1999
UPC: 0032031118393
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 28,031

Special Features

Scene-by-scene synopsis; Music history; Nrueyev history; Fonteyn biography; Prokofiev biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rudolf Nureyev Romeo
Margot Fonteyn Juliet
David Blair Mercutio
Desmond Doyle Tybalt
Julia Farron Lady Capulet
Michael Somes Lord Capulet
Anthony Dowell Benvolio
Derek Rencher Paris
Leslie Edwards Prince Escalus
Georgina Parkinson Rosaline
Gerd Larsen Nurse
Ronald Hynd Friar Laurence
Christopher Newton Lord Montague
Betty Kavanagh Lady Montague
Franco Balducci Benvolio
Andrea Bosic Capulet
Antonella delia Porta Lady Capulet
Mario de Simone Peter
Rosemarie Dexter Juliet
Carlos Estrada Mercutio
Antonio Gradoli Montague
German Grech Tybalt
Pat Heywood Nurse
Jose Marco Paris
Gerald Meynier Romeo
Umberto Raho Friar Lawrence
Bruno Scipioni Balthasar
Toni Soler Nurse
Elsa Vazzoler Lady Montague
Deanne Bergsma Actor
Anne Howard Actor
Margaret Lyons Actor
Kenneth Mason Actor
Robert Mead Actor
Jennifer Penny Actor
Royal Ballet Actor
Ian Hamilton Actor
John Lanchbery Conductor

Technical Credits
Paul Czinner Director,Producer
Philip Barnikel Editor
George Claff Makeup
Nicholas Georgiadis Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
John Lanchbery Musical Direction/Supervision
Kenneth MacMillan Choreography
Bruno Nicolai Score Composer
S.D. Onions Cinematographer

Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
1. Opening Credits [2:39]
2. Summary of Act 1 [1:08]
3. Scene 1-The Marketplace [12:11]
4. Scene 2-Juliet's Anteroom [3:02]
5. Scene 3-Capulet House [5:58]
6. Scene 4-The Ballroom [19:14]
7. Scene 5-The Balcony [8:56]
8. Summary of Act 2 [:40]
9. Scene 1-The Marketplace [15:04]
10. Scene 2-The Chapel [3:37]
11. Scene 3-The Marketplace [13:07]
12. Summary of Act 3 [1:07]
13. Scene 1-The Bedroom [12:11]
14. Scene 2-The Chapel [2:26]
15. Scene 3-The Bedroom [11:15]
16. Scene 4-The Crypt [9:06]
17. Curtain Calls [2:48]
18. End Credits [:48]

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