34. Romeo and Juliet

In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!

For this episode, we watched and discussed:

  • Romeo and Juliet (1936), directed by George Cukor, and starring Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer, with John Barrymore and Basil Rathbone. Watch on iTunes.
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968), directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, with Michael York and Robert Stephens. Watch on iTunes and Amazon.
  • BBC Television Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (1978), the first episode of BBC Television Shakespeare, which ran from 1978 to 1985, and attempted to film and televise the complete works of Shakespeare. This episode was directed by Alvin Rakoff, and starred Patrick Ryecart and Rebecca Saire, with Alan Rickman and John Gielgud.
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996), directed by Baz Luhrmann, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, with John Leguizamo and Pete Postlethwaite. Watch on iTunes and Amazon.
  • Romeo & Juliet (2013), directed by Carlo Carlei, adapted by Julian Fellowes, starring Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld, with Stellan Skarsgård and Paul Giamatti. Watch on iTunes and Amazon.


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