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National Youth Theatre: Coriolanus

Alternative title
Coriolanus
Synopsis
Televised recording of Michael Croft’s National Youth Theatre Company stage production set in 1914. John Nightingale is Coriolanus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
23 May 1965 at 19:25 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2007)

Credits

Director
Roger Jenkins
Producer
Bernard Hepton; Michael Croft
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Barry Newberry; Christopher Lawrence
Cast
John NightingaleCaius Martius Coriolanus
Mary GrimesVolumnia
Robert DaviesTullus Aufidius
David StocktonMenenius Agrippa
Timothy BlockCominius
Charlotte WomersleyVirgilia
Derek SeatonSicinius Velutus
Elizabeth HolmesValeria
Leslie RobartsJunius Brutus
Mark PowellYoung Martius
Timothy MeatsTitus Lartius

Additional Details

Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
Theatre company
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Youth Theatre

Notes

Notes
The production was set in the period just before World War I, drawing parallels between the militant nationalism of Coriolanus and the doctrines of the Kaiser in the Second Reich.
History
The production was first staged at the Queen’s Theatre, London, in 1964 and was subsequently recorded for television at the Chichester Festival Theatre in April 1965.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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