Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet)

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 11/30/1999
  • UPC: 032031118393
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,236

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
The Royal Ballet
Deanne Bergsma
Andrea Bosic Capulet
Mario de Simone Peter
Rosemarie Dexter Juliet
Carlos Estrada Mercutio
Antonio Gradoli Montague
German Grech Tybalt
Ian Hamilton
Pat Heywood Nurse
Anne Howard
Margaret Lyons
Jose Marco Paris
Kenneth Mason
Robert Mead
Gerald Meynier Romeo
Jennifer Penny
Antonella delia Porta Lady Capulet
Umberto Raho Friar Lawrence
Bruno Scipioni Balthasar
Toni Soler Nurse
Elsa Vazzoler Lady Montague
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
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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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Menu

Main
Play Program
   Menu Group #1 with 18 chapter(s) covering 02:05:24
Synopsis Of Ballet
Music History
Biography
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