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Titus Andronicus

Synopsis
A videorecording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s 2006 production of Titus Andronicus directed by Lucy Bailey with Douglas Hodge in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2006
Duration
180 (incl interval)

Credits

Director
Lucy Bailey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Django Bates
Production Design
William Dudley
Cast
Douglas HodgeTitus Andronicus
Shaun ParkesAaron
Geraldine AlexanderTamora
Richard O’CallaghanMarcus Andronicus
Laura ReesLavinia
Roger RiddellChiron
Sam AlexanderDemetrius

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.
General
For this production a roof was placed on the Globe’s open-air amphitheatre for the first time in its history - a controversial decision. Designer William Dudley took as his inspiration the innovative feature of the Colosseum known as the valerium - a cooling system which consisted of a canvas-covered, net-like structure made of ropes, with a hole in the centre. He believed that his design created a dark and funereal setting, echoing the play’s themes of war and death.
History
The production formed part of The Edges of Rome season, running May 5- 13 August 2006.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.org
Web
http://www.shakespeares-globe.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
Globe Education
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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