Digital Review

Romeo & Juliet

With video clips from a top-notch BBC-TV production, wonderful graphic detail (woodcuts, production stills), and feminist Germaine Greer waxing profound about amour, Romeo & Juliet may seem to be the last word on Shakespeare's most famous play. Click on the button labeled bawdry for a scholarly yet accessible look at the period's naughty jokes. Sit back for a full audio reading, complete with automatically scrolling text. Using the search function, discover how many times love appears in the play (136). If this disc doesn't turn you on to Romeo and Juliet, nothing will. A-

Originally posted Aug 04, 1995 Published in issue #286 Aug 04, 1995 Order article reprints