Despite popular opinion, there is nothing timeless about Romeo and Juliet - and the lovers are the least interesting part of the play. In Episode 11 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel Fishbane examines the greatest love story ever told. Also: a one minute summary and reviews of the films by Baz Luhrman and Franco Zefferelli.
On this episode you'll hear quotes and clips from:
Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (The Riverside Shakespeare). Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.
Luhrman, Baz. Romeo + Juliet. 20th Century Fox. 1996.
Zeffirelli, Franco, dir. Romeo and Juliet. Paramount Pictures, 1968.
Dromgoole, Dominic, dir. Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare's Globe, United Kingdom. 2010.
Monette, Richard. dir. Romeo and Juliet. Stratford Festival, Canada. 1993.
Robbins, Jerome and Robert Wise, dir. West Side Story. United Artists, 1961.
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