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Romeo & Juliet (1932/3)
Romeo & Juliet Programme Image The houses of Montague and Capulet are at feud. Romeo, a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, and she with him. They are secretly married by Friar Laurence. Mercutio, Romeo's friend is killed by Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. Carried away by passion Romeo kills Tybalt. He is banished from Verona. The Capulets plan to marry Juliet to Paris. Juliet consults the Friar who gives her a potion that will make her seem as dead. After she has been conveyed to the family vault Romeo is to rescue her secretly. But the letter to Romeo explaining the plot miscarries. He hears from his man that she is dead, and dashing back to Verona kills himself in the tomb just before Juliet revives. Finding her husband dead in her arms she stabs herself. The fathers arrive and realise, too late, the wastefulness, of their miserable hate. Full synopsis or Gallery.

Juliet : What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.

Mercutio : A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me!

Apothecary : My poverty but not my will consents.
Romeo: I pay thy poverty and not thy will.

cast list production credits
An Apothecary Alastair Sim


Frank Napier
Juliet Peggy Ashcroft


Paris Anthony Quayle Theatre The Old Vic
Mercutio Malcom Keane Presented by Lilian Bayliss
Capulet Roger Livesey Produced by Harcourt Williams
Romeo Marius Goring    
Nurse Clare Harris    
Friar Laurence Morland Graham

Romeo & Juliet Cast

Montague Cecil Winterbottom
Tybalt William Fox
Benvolio Charles Hickman
Interesting facts

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In 1932/33 Alastair started his second season at he The Old Vic where Malcom Kean and Peggy Ashcroft were leading the company.