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All’s Well That Ends Well

Synopsis
Television presentation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production, adapted and directed for the stage by John Barton.
Series
Theatre 625
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1968
Transmission details
3 Jun 1968 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
Available in BoB at - https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/RT387171?bcast=118983015

Credits

Director
Claude Whatham; John Barton
Producer
Ronald Travers
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Derek Oldfield
Costume
Timothy O’Brien
Art Direction
Susan Spence
Cast
Catherine LaceyCountess of Roussillon
Sebastian ShawKing of France
Ian RichardsonBertram
Lynn FarleighHelena (Helen)
Alton KumaloServant to Bertram (Servant)
Brewster MasonLafeu
Caroline HuntDiana
Colin McCormackFirst Suitor
Dallas AdamsFourth Suitor
Daniel MoynihanLord Dumain, the elder (Lord Dumaine (1st))
David AshfordDuke of Florence
David BailieMorgan (Soldier)
Don HendersonSoldier
Elizabeth SpriggsWidow Capilet
Hector RossRinaldo (Reynaldo)
Ian HoggLavatch (a clown)
James VallonThird Suitor
Matthew RobertsonSecond Suitor
Natalie KentMariana
Peter RoccaGentleman
Philip HintonLord Dumaine, the younger (Lord Dumaine (2nd))
Tom GeorgesonGentleman
William EedleGentleman

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
All’s Well That Ends Well
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
All’s Well That Ends Well

Notes

Notes
Only one reel of the two produced is believed to exist. The existing reel is of the first half of the play and is c 55mins. This was the first BBC Shakespeare play to be transmitted in colour.
General
According to the Royal Shakespeare Company archive, the cast initially included Ian Richardson, Sebastian Shaw, Brewster Mason, Elizabeth Spriggs and Helen Mirren. From 14th February they were replaced by Michael Jayston, Clifford Rose, Nicholas Selby, Heather Canning and Caroline Hunt respectively. From April 1 Patrick O’Connell was replaced by David Bailie.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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