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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
A National Theatre recording, on a single fixed camera, of the 1998 National Theatre production directed by Sean Mathias and designed by Tim Hatley. Alan Rickman as Antony and Helen Mirren as Cleopatra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
6 Nov 1998
Duration
210 (inc.20 min interval)

Credits

Director
Sean Mathias
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Wood
Production Design
Tim Hatley
Cast
Alan RickmanMark Antony
Helen MirrenCleopatra
Samuel WestOctavius Caesar
Danny SapaniSextus Pompey
Finbar LynchEnobarbus
Adam MagnaniCanidius
Adam MagnaniMenecrates
Brett FancyMenas
David PhelanAgrippa
Edward LaurieThidias
Gareth HarrisMaecenas
Giles TomlinDercetus
Giles TomlinDemetrius
Henry Ian CusickDolabella
Hosh IbrahimDiomedes
Janet Spencer-TurnerAttendant
Jiro SakamotoSilius
Jiro SakamotoEgyptian
Katia CaballeroOctavia
Leo WringerEros
Marcia HewittBoy Singer
Marcia HewittMardian
Mark BonnarScarus
Nina SosanyaIras
Peter BygottClown
Raad RawiLepidus
Razaaq AdotiTaurus
Razaaq AdotiAlexas
Riz AbbasiGallus
Sean FrancisProculeius
Sean FrancisPhilo
Trevyn McDowellCharmian

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Rome
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Alan Bates was originally cast as Mark Antony but was injured and so unable to play the role; Bates later played Antony in an RSC production with Frances de la Tour as Cleopatra. The production was a sell-out (the perceived ‘dream’ casting of Mirren and Rickman) before opening but proved a popular and critical failure.
History
Press night 12 October 1998. Evening performance recorded.
Reviews
For a selection of extracts from reviews visit http://www.albemarle-london.com/Archive/ArchiveShow.php?Show_Name=Antony%20and%20Cleopatra

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-the-national-theatre/archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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