Romeo and Juliet | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Wed 18 Jan

Romeo and Juliet

Cert. PG

Special Screenings

165 mins with one interval

in French with EN subs

Author: William Shakespeare | Stage director: Éric Ruf | Costume designer: Christian Lacroix | With the troupe and actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française | Tragedy in 5 acts

Theatre Broadcast from la Comédie-Française

For its first season of cinema broadcasts, France’s historical theatre stage la Comédie-Française shows Romeo and Juliet. Based on the translation of Victor Hugo’s son, François-Victor Hugo, this take on the play remains as faithful as possible to Shakespeare’s masterpiece, rendering its original darkness and complexity. “There is a black sun in this story, and this is what we ought to look into”, says stage director Eric Ruf.

Comédie Française     Pathé Live

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