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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 Burchfield A Child
Mary Kane A Fourth Woman
Patricia Knight A Third Woman
Vivien Leigh Juliet
daughter to Capulet
Nancie B. Marsland A Cook
Laurence Olivier Romeo
son of Montague
Charles Prescott First Peace Officer
Howard Stark Second Peace Officer
Wesley Addy Benvolio
nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo
William Barrows Sampson
servant to Capulet
Ralph Brooke Page to Tybalt
Watchman
Walter Brooke Chief Officer of the Town
Hazel Brown Rosaline
Robert Busch Abraham
servant to Montague
Oliver Cliff A Collier
Surgeon
Frank Downing Paris
a young nobleman, kinsman to the prince
H. Robert Edwards Soldier
Brant Gorman Page to Paris
Wilton Graff Chorus
Escalus
prince of Verona
Ralph Grayson Page to Benvolio
Earle Grey A Friar
Apothecary
Halliwell Hobbes Capulet
Barbara Horder Lady Montague
wife to Montague
Ted Huish Page to Mercutio
Watchman
Raymond Johnson Peter
servant to Juliet's nurse
Alexander Knox Friar Laurence
a Franciscan
Charles Martin Soldier
Jack Merivale Balthasar
servant to Romeo
Nan Merriman Church-going Woman
Edmond O'Brien Mercutio
kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo
Tileston Perry Soldier
Joan Shepard
Clara Speer Church-going Woman
Morton L. Stevens Watchman
Old Capulet
Friar John
a Franciscan
John Straub Soldier
Joseph Tomes Gregory
servant to Capulet
Katherine Warren Lady Capulet
wife to Capulet
Ben Webster Montague
Dame May Whitty Nurse to Juliet
Cornel Wilde Tybalt
nephew to Lady Capulet