Stratford Festival: Romeo and Juliet
About the Film:
A long-simmering animosity between two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, has recently boiled over, with members of the rival households brawling in the streets. One night, Romeo, a Montague, crashes a party given by the Capulets in order to meet up with a young woman called Rosaline, with whom he is infatuated. Thoughts of her vanish from his mind, however, when he catches sight of Juliet, daughter of the head of the Capulet household. Juliet is equally smitten with Romeo – but her father already has other plans for her.
ABOUT THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL
The Stratford Festival has been setting the standard for classical theatre in North America for more than 65 years. With the works of Shakespeare at its core, this acclaimed repertory theatre in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, presents a seven-month season of a dozen or more plays in four venues, along with a Forum of events to enrich the play-going experience. Since its revolutionary first season in 1953, it has welcomed more than 27 million theatregoers from around the world, people who flock to this small Canadian town for one reason: an unparalleled quality of performance. In 2015, under the leadership of Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney, the Stratford Festival embarked upon a 10-year initiative to capture all of Shakespeare’s plays in spectacular HD, bringing the work of this renowned company to audiences around the world.