Great Performances

Romeo & Juliet Preview

Preview: Season 48 Episode 17 | 31s | Video has closed captioning.

This stylized film of Shakespeare’s masterpiece from the National Theatre celebrates the theatrical imagination. In this contemporary retelling, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate. Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Shakespeare’s immortal star-crossed lovers.

Aired: 04/23/21

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Jody …

Great Performances Newsletter

Newsletter

Great Performances Newsletter

Subscribe to the Great Performances newsletter to keep up with the latest full episodes to stream, exclusive content, and more!

Subscribe