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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
A televised adaptation of Clifford Williams’ Royal Shakespeare Company stage production that was still running at the Aldwych Theatre when it was broadcast. Donald Sinden is the Duke of Ephesus, Ian Richardson
Series
Festival (Uk)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
1 Jan 1964 at 21:25 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Clifford Williams; Peter Duguid
Producer
Peter Luke
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Peter Wishart
Costume
Anthony Powell
Art Direction
Clifford Williams; John Wyckham
Cast
Ian RichardsonAntipholus of Ephesus
Alec McCowenAntipholus of Syracuse
Clifford RoseDromio of Ephesus
Barry MacGregorDromio of Syracuse
Diana RiggAdriana
Caroline MaudLuce
Derek Smith (3)Doctor Pinch
Donald SindenSolinus, Duke of Ephesus
Janet SuzmanLuciana
John CorvinOfficer
John HusseySecond Merchant (Merchant)
John WelshEgeon
Ken WynneAngelo
Madoline ThomasEmilia
Martin JenkinsDoctor Pinch’s Assistant
Martin JenkinsJailer
Michael MurrayBalthasar
Philip BrackFirst Merchant (Merchant)
Ronald FalkMessenger
Susan EngelCourtesan

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production was broadcast as part of the quatercentenary celebration of Shakespeare’s birth. It was initially staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in April 1963, and then at the Aldwych Theatre, London, eight months later . The production was televised in the US by WNET in the NET Playhouse series 13 January 1967.
Stills
http://www.rsc.org.uk/searcharchives/item/item_main.jsp?item_id=5169

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
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

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

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States
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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