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As You Like It

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company stage production directed by Michael Elliott in 1961. Vanessa Redgrave is Rosalind.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Recording date
22 Dec 1962
Transmission details
22 Mar 1963 at 20:20 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Elliott; Ronald Eyre
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
George Hall
Costume
Richard Negri
Art Direction
Richard Negri
Cast
Vanessa RedgraveRosalind
Rosalind KnightCelia
Patrick AllenOrlando
Patrick WymarkTouchstone
Max AdrianJaques
Brian HarrisonForest Lord (Lord)
Brian WrightForest Lord (Lord)
Bruce McKenzieForest Lord (Lord)
Clifford RoseAdam
Colin PinneyForest Lord (Lord)
David BuckOliver
Declan MulhollandSecond Lord (Lord)
Edith McArthurCourt Lady
Eric FlynnAmiens
Gareth MorganForest Lord (Lord)
Gareth MorganFirst Lord (Lord)
Gordon GostelowWilliam
Ian RichardsonLe Beau
James KerryThird Lord (Lord)
Jean HepplePhebe (Phebe)
John NormingtonJaques de Boys
Julian BattersbyForest Lord (Lord)
Maroussia FrankCourt Lady
Michael InghamSecond Page (Page)
Michael MurrayForest Lord (Lord)
Narissa KnightsCourt Lady
Patsy ByrneAudrey
Paul HardwickDuke Senior
Peter GillSilvius
Richard BarrForest Lord (Lord)
Roger SwaineForest Lord (Lord)
Rosemary MussellCourt Lady
Russell HunterCorin
Sebastian BreaksCharles
Simon KentishFirst Page (Page)
Tony ChurchDuke Frederick
William WallisSir Oliver Martext

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Production costs: £10.279. The recording took two days.
General
According to the Royal Shakespeare Company Archive, Ian Richardson played both Jaques de Boys and Le Beau in the stage version of this production.
History
The production was originally staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (opening night 4 July 1961) before it was shown at the Aldwych Theatre in London (press night 10 January 1962).
Stills
http://ahds.ac.uk/ahdscoll/docroot/shakespeare/performancedetails.do?performanceId=11081

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window

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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