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The Readers Remember

Romeo and Juliet Thank you to all our readers who wrote in to share their memories of – and heartfelt IQSXMSRWXS[EVHW¯XLMWEQE^MRK½PQ Victoria Larson I saw Romeo and Juliet when it was first released – I was a freshman in high school – and what an experience it was! I was dazzled by this film as it wasn’t like anything I’d seen before; the whole production from set design to costumes to the incredibly lovely film score and the marvelous performances forever cemented in my mind what a great movie should be. The brilliance of Mr. Zeffirelli’s casting of young people has been noted many times over the years and as one who was just a tad younger than the principal characters in the film made it easy to relate to and as such, all the more moving. I had the great good fortune to meet Ms. Hussey in Los Angeles at her book signing in

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August and found her to be charming in every way; it was very much a dream come true for this fan and something that I will never forget. Her book is quite interesting and revealed things that I did not expect, believing as I did that one so beautiful and talented would never be touched by the ugliness of pain and betrayal. Yet despite the many challenges that befell her, she endured them with courage, humor and pragmatism. Today, she is an outspoken advocate for the humane treatment of animals which is yet another facet to her that makes her so very likable. My memory of seeing Romeo and Juliet as a young girl is a sweet one indeed and for which I am very grateful. Many thanks, Olivia.

Romeo and Juliet is absolutely a tribute to Director Zeffirelli’s talent in choosing and directing two of the most amazing actors of all time! It was so beautifully written and I go as far as once in a lifetime movie! I am happy to say that it was made during my lifetime! Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting are both amazing talent and made it so real! These two beautiful people have a special place in my heart! I thank you for this!

Becky I was 13 when the movie came out... i liked leonard, but i fell in love with Michael York!

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Shakespeare Magazine 15  

Issue 15 of Shakespeare Magazine celebrates 50 years of Franco Zeffirelli’s classic film of Romeo and Juliet. We have an exclusive interview...

Shakespeare Magazine 15  

Issue 15 of Shakespeare Magazine celebrates 50 years of Franco Zeffirelli’s classic film of Romeo and Juliet. We have an exclusive interview...