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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
A National Theatre recording, on a single, fixed camera of the production directed by Trevor Nunn; Peter de Jersey as Troilus and Sophie Okonedo as Cressida.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
24 Mar 1999
Duration
225 including 20 minute interval.

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Rob Howell
Cast
Peter de JerseyTroilus
Sophie OkonedoCressida
Jasper BrittonThersites
David BamberPandarus
Roger AllamUlysses
Aislinn SandsHelen
Alexander HansonDiomedes
Andrew FrenchAeneas
Charles MilhamPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Chu OmambalaParis
Claudia CadetteServant of Troilus (Boy (Troilus’ servant))
Daniel EvansPatroclus
David ArneilPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
David BurtMenelaus
David WestonPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Denis QuilleyNestor
Dhobi OpareiHector
Gilz TereraAlexander
Jack JamesPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Jax WilliamsCassandra
Jim CreightonPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
John NolanPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Liam McKennaPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Mark SpringerDeiphobus
Mark UmbersServant (attending on Diomedes)
Mark UmbersPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Martin ChamberlainPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Michael WildmanServant (attending on Paris)
Michael WildmanMargareton
Oliver CottonAgamemnon
Oscar JamesPriam, King of Troy
Raymond CoulthardAchilles
Robert BurtPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Ruddy L. DavisCalchas
Samantha LavenderPrince, Myrmidon, Soldier
Sara PowellAndromache
Simon DayAjax
Vernon DouglasHelenus

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Greece
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting

Notes

General
The production cast the Trojans as black and the Greeks as white.
History
Opened 6 March 1999. Recording taken from the matinee performance 24 March 1999.
Awards
Rob Howell won an Olivier Award for the set design, and Trevor Nunn won Best Director.
Reviews
Smallwood, Robert Shakespeare Survey 53 (2000), pp244-73 especially 257-59.

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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