Running Time: 152 min.
Release Date: May 24, 2008 (limited)
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The Royal Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet is a major event with the much anticipated pairing of extraordinary prima ballerina Tamara Rojo and superstar Carlos Acosta in the title roles.
Kenneth MacMillan's great interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring tragedy is one of the most popular works in The Royal Ballet repertory -- and one of the greatest examples of 20th-century choreography. The setting is Renaissance Verona, where a chance meeting ignites a profound love between Romeo and Juliet, bringing with it first hope of uniting their families in peace, then misunderstanding, and finally tragedy and death. Prokofiev's music is an instantly recognizable classic of the modern repertory, here complemented by choreography of beauty and touching fluidity.