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Romeo and Juliet   

 
51st Street Theatre, (5/09/1940 - 6/08/1940)
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Opening Date: May 09, 1940    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1940 Total Performances: 36

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Verona, Mantua, Italy



Production Staff
Produced by Laurence Olivier
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Alexander Steinert and Laurence Olivier
Directed by Laurence Olivier; Assistant Director: Robert Ross; Musical Staging by Ernst Matray and Maria Matray
Production Design by Laurence Olivier; Scenic Design by Motley; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Technical Scenic Advisor: Norman Rock
General Manager: Lewis J. Deak
Stage Manager: Albert Ward; 1st Assistant Stage Manager: Ralph Simone; 2nd Assistant Stage Manager: Ted Huish; 3rd Assistant Stage Manager: Robert Busch
Duels arranged by Cornel Wilde; Press Representative: Richard Maney and John L. Toohey
Cast
Virginia BurchfieldA Child
Mary KaneA Fourth Woman
Patricia KnightA Third Woman
Vivien LeighJuliet
daughter to Capulet
Nancie B. MarslandA Cook
Laurence OlivierRomeo
son of Montague
Charles PrescottFirst Peace Officer
Howard StarkSecond Peace Officer
Wesley AddyBenvolio
nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo
William BarrowsSampson
servant to Capulet
Ralph BrookePage to Tybalt
Watchman
Walter BrookeChief Officer of the Town
Hazel BrownRosaline
Robert BuschAbraham
servant to Montague
Oliver CliffA Collier
Surgeon
Frank DowningParis
a young nobleman, kinsman to the prince
H. Robert EdwardsSoldier
Brant GormanPage to Paris
Wilton GraffChorus
Escalus
prince of Verona
Ralph GraysonPage to Benvolio
Earle GreyA Friar
Apothecary
Halliwell HobbesCapulet
Barbara HorderLady Montague
wife to Montague
Ted HuishPage to Mercutio
Watchman
Raymond JohnsonPeter
servant to Juliet's nurse
Alexander KnoxFriar Laurence
a Franciscan
Charles MartinSoldier
Jack MerivaleBalthasar
servant to Romeo
Nan MerrimanChurch-going Woman
Edmond O'BrienMercutio
kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo
Tileston PerrySoldier
Joan Shepard
Clara SpeerChurch-going Woman
Morton L. StevensWatchman
Old Capulet
Friar John
a Franciscan
John StraubSoldier
Joseph TomesGregory
servant to Capulet
Katherine WarrenLady Capulet
wife to Capulet
Ben WebsterMontague
Dame May WhittyNurse to Juliet
Cornel WildeTybalt
nephew to Lady Capulet