Great Performances

S48 E17 | PREVIEW

Romeo & Juliet Preview

This stylized film of Shakespeare’s masterpiece from the National Theatre celebrates the theatrical imagination. In this contemporary retelling, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate. Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Shakespeare’s immortal star-crossed lovers.

AIRED: April 23, 2021 | 0:00:31
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Fall in love all over again with star-crossed lovers.

- She's a capulet.

- His name is Romeo.

- Dost thou love me?

"Romeo & Juliet," an original film from National Theatre.

- When Romeo is found, that hour is his last.

- Peace!

- Can I go forward when my heart is here?

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