This DVD presents 2 classic adaptions of the timeless Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet. Disc 1 presents the 1954 play adaption directed by acclaimed Italian director Renato Castellani. This wonderful film translation of the magic of Shakespeare's verse into the language of cinema. Shot on location in Italy, the film stars Laurence Harvey, beautiful newcomer' Susan Shantall and features the voice of John Gielgud as the chorus. In the renaissance city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are two rival families carrying on a decades long feud. Disc 2 presents the famed Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. This historical performance stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev as the quintessential stage lovers. It captures the greatest dance partnership of our century at the peak of their careers.