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Comedy of Errors, The (1983)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production with Michael Kitchen and Roger Daltrey doubling the roles of Antipholus and Dromio respectively. The ‘commedia dell arte style is underscored by the integration of mimes into the play.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1983
Notes
The design reflects the varied origins of the play: the classical world, the Renaissance, and the commedia dell’arte.
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Commedia dell’Arte; drama in English; mime; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles
Related items
Comedy of Errors
Comedy of Errors, The

Credits

Director
James Cellan Jones
Producer
Shaun Sutton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Richard Holmes
Costume
June Hudson
Art Direction
Don Homfray
Cast
Alfred Hoffman 
Bunny Reed 
Charles Gray 
Cyril Cusack 
David Kelly 
Frank Williams 
Geoffrey Rose 
Ingrid Pitt 
Joanne Pearce 
Marsha Fitzalan 
Michael Kitchen 
Nicholas Chagrin 
Noel Johnson 
Peter Mackriel 
Roger Daltrey 
Sam Dastor 
Suzanne Bertish 
Wendy Hiller 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
110
Year
2005

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

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

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.
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