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Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production with Anton Lesser as Troilus and Suzanne Burden as Cressida. Blind artist Jack Birkett aka The Incredible Orlando (who also played Caliban in Derek Jarman THE TEMPEST) as Thersites.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1982
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Troilus and Cressida
Troilus and Cressida (Sp)

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Jonathan Miller
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Oliver
Costume
Alun Hughes
Art Direction
Colin Lowrey
Contributor
David Snodin
Cast
Ann Pennington 
Anthony Pedley 
Anton Lesser 
Benjamin Whitrow 
Bernard Brown 
Charles Gray 
Cornelius Garrett 
David Firth 
David Kinsey 
Elayne Sharling 
Esmond Knight 
Geoffrey Chater 
Jack Birkett 
John Shrapnel 
Kenneth Haigh 
Max Harvey 
Merelina Kendall 
Paul Moriarty 
Peter J. Cassell 
Peter Walmsley 
Peter Whitbread 
Simon Cutter 
Suzanne Burden 
Tony Portacio 
Tony Steedman 
Vernon Dobtcheff 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
190 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.90 (Trumedia) £125.00 (BBC)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
190 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE
Name

Trumedia Ltd

Contact
Bill Cotton
Email
sales@trumedia.co.uk
Web
https://trumedia.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 847837
Fax
01865 847837
Address
9 Meadow View
Kidlington
Kidlington
OX5 2XY
Notes
Trumedia supplies video tapes and DVDs to UK schools, colleges and universities and is geared up to take official orders from educational institutions. The catalogue highlights programmes likely to be of use in the curriculum, but the company can supply any video in current UK distribution, as well as some deleted titles. Particularly strong in the areas of English literature and drama, as well as history, natural history, art & artists, and foreign language films.

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
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