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Measure for Measure Live from the Globe

Synopsis
Television production of the play live from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Directed for stage by John Dove and for television by Janet Fraser Cook. Presented by Andrew Marr and with comment from historian David Starkey, actress Juliet Stevenson and the production’s director John Dove.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
4 Sep 2004 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Janet Fraser Cook
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Andrew Marr; David Starkey; John Dove; Juliet Stevenson
Cast
Mark RylanceVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Liam BrennanAngelo
Sophie ThompsonIsabella
Michael BertenshawEscalus
Christopher John HallSecond Gentleman
Christopher John HallFriar Peter
Christopher John HallAbhorson
Colin HurleyLucio
Hilary TonesFrancesca, a nun
Hilary TonesMariana
Liana WeaferJuliet
Liana WeaferVarrius
Peter ShoreyJustice
Peter ShoreyMistress Overdone
Roger McKernFroth
Roger McKernBarnardine
Roger McKernFirst Gentleman
Roger WatkinsElbow
Roger WatkinsFriar Thomas

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Measure for Measure

Notes

Notes
The transmission was interactive. Viewers were encouraged to ‘press red on the handset’ to access a specially written commentary by Professor Kiernan Ryan. Several video recordings, using three cameras, were made of the performances at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and these may be viewed by researchers by appointment.
General
The production was revived in October 2005 with an all-male cast (see separate entry). This production toured the United States in 2005, Mark Rylance reprising the role of Vincetio.
History
The production ran 18 May-23 September 2004 in the Season of Star-Crossed Lovers.

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

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

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

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