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As You Like It

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production of As You Like It filmed on location at Glamis Castle. Helen Mirren is Rosalind.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
30 May 1978
Transmission details
17 Dec 1978 at 20:10 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
155 mins

Credits

Director
Basil Coleman
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Geoffrey Burgon
Costume
Robin Faser-Pye
Art Direction
Don Taylor
Contributor
Alan Shallcross
Cast
Helen MirrenRosalind
Angharad ReesCelia
Brian StirnerOrlando
James BolamTouchstone
Richard PascoJaques
Arthur HewlettAdam
Barry HoldenPage
Carl ForgioneBanished Duke Lord (Lord)
Chris SullivanDennis
Clive FrancisOliver
David Lloyd MeredithCorin
David ProwseCharles
Jeffrey HollandWilliam
John Moulder-BrownHymen
John QuentinLe Beau
London Pro MusicaMusicians
Marilyn Le ConteAudrey
Max HarveyBanished Duke Lord (Lord)
Maynard WilliamsSilvius
Mike LewinPalace Lord (Lord)
Paul BentallJaques de Boys
Paul PhoenixPage
Peter TulloPalace Lord (Lord)
Richard EastonDuke Frederick
Timothy BatesonSir Oliver Martext
Tom McDonnellAmiens
Tony ChurchBanished Duke (Duke Senior)
Victoria PlucknettPhebe

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
As You Like It
As You Like It

Notes

Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
History
This production is part of the first season (producer: Cedric Messina). It was recorded in 18 days.
Textual information
Between 1978 and 1986 the BBC published individual scripts of the series. Each volume of The BBC TV Shakespeare, ed. Peter Alexander et al. (London: British Broadcasting Corporation) contains the full text of the play (the Peter Alexander edition) with accompanying notes on the scene breaks and cuts made in the production, as well as a glossary. A general introduction to the play by series literary advisor John Wilders is followed by an essay on the production of the play by Henry Fenwick. This is based on interviews with actors, directors, and designers.
Reviews
Susan Willis, The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

Time-Life Films Inc

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

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Simply Home Entertainment

Email
info@simplyhe.co.uk
Web
https://www.simplyhe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
Notes
Online retailer specialising in DVDs on aviation, maritime, military and transport history, British heritage and some more general non-fiction topics, as well as television dramas and documentaries. Sale online or via retail outlets. Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment.
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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