Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Video Cassette - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Shakespeare's classic play of tragic love between opposing families.
Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount, c1996
ISBN: 9780792106647
Branch Call Number: VCR 822.33 U3 3558
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (VHS) (138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,1.25 cm., in container


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 24, 2017

one of the all time great films of Shakespeare !!! Olivia Hussey is the perfect Juliet> so beautiful~420

Aug 13, 2016

Passionate performance, and very dedicated, serious production. A true classic.

Jul 18, 2016

OK. I won't go into a long discussion here about the exceptional merits of this fine film production (which was one of William Shakespeare's most popular, romantic tragedies), but, I will say that this 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet was surely one of the best films in its genre.

Set in 15th-Century Renaissance Italy, this film, with its great attention to period details, was exquisitely photographed in and around Rome, and featured beautiful, Oscar-winning costumes by Danilo Donati.

This film was impressively directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Nov 09, 2015

It is a classic. The actors & actresses tried to said the original words from the Shakespear's book; i.e., old English. Seriously produced. Although produced in many years ago, it is worth to watch it. Entertaining!

Dec 26, 2014

FYI - Although this version is only rated PG there is some nudity.

Nov 10, 2012

Released in 1968 to highly enthusiastic critical acclaim - This would be the 3rd time (but, definitely, not the last time) that William Shakespeare's world-famous tale of teen tragedy in the 16th Century would be brought, in all of its glory and splendour, to the silver screen.

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli - This particular version of Romeo and Juliet is, without question, one of the most elegant and beautifully presented costume dramas ever filmed.

When filmed, actress Olivia Hussey, as Juliet, was only 15 and actor Leonard Whiting, as Romeo, was only 17.

Not only were the ages of Hussey and Whiting right in tune with the characters of Shakespeare's play, making the story so much more plausible, but it also generated genuine audience-interest from the younger movie-going crowd of the time.

Romeo and Juliet is a truly wonderful film experience. This film possesses a fresh, youthful vibrancy that is positively and undeniably infectious.

Oct 15, 2012

You can find it available at most walmarts for $5.

Oct 15, 2012

I really want to watch this movie i never ever watch it i just hear people said this movie very good i wish to find the DVD................

Ólive May 29, 2012

i really enjoyed reading this book cause it was amazing, and i loveromantic books so that was why i read this book in the first place.however romeo is so cute and full of romance.

carffmann May 29, 2012

I really enjoyed this as a child. My father took me to see this in the theater in early 1970's.

Main thing I liked about this version was that it was easy for me to hear what the actors were saying. The cast understood Shakespearean way of speaking. I also thought that the actors who played Romeo and Juliet were sincere and believable. Olivia Hussey who played Juliet won the Golden Globe award for new star of the year.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Aug 13, 2016

Schoolgurl95 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Ólive May 29, 2012

Ólive thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


Add a Quote

Aug 13, 2016

A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Nov 10, 2012

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."


Add Notices

Aug 13, 2016

Sexual Content: some nudity


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at WPPL

To Top