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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