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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
Television recording of the ‘circus’ production performed live at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Centre, New York City in June 1987. This vaudeville production included circus acts from the Flying Karamazov Brothers and the Kamikaze Ground Crew. An actor appears, dressed as Shakespeare, and comments on the liberties taken on his play. There is much doubling of roles, including the parts of Luce/Nell and the Duke of Ephesus, and Abbess and Courtesan. Directed for stage by Robert Woodruff and Gregory Mosher and for television by Kirk Browning.
Series
Live from Lincoln Center
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
24 Jun 1987 (Channel: PBS)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Mosher; Kirk Browning; Robert Woodruff
Producer
Bernard Gersten
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Douglas Wieselman; Thaddeus Spae
Production Design
David Gropman
Costume
Susan Hilferty
Cast
Howard Jay PattersonAntipholus of Ephesus
Paul David MagidAntipholus of Syracuse
Randy NelsonDromio of Ephesus
Samuel Ross WilliamsDromio of Syracuse
Sophie HaydenAdriana
Alec WillowsAngelo
Alec WillowsSecond merchant (Merchant)
Avner EisenbergDoctor Pinch
Avner EisenbergJailer
David MankinEgeon
Ethyl EichelbergerCourtesan
Ethyl EichelbergerEmilia
Flying Karamazov Brothers 
Gina LeishmanLuciana
Kamikaze Ground Crew 
Karla BurnsSolinus, Duke of Ephesus
Karla BurnsLuce
Mark SackettBalthasar
RazFirst merchant (Merchant)
Timothy Daniel FurstWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
circus; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
The vaudeville production was originally staged at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago in 1984.

Production Company

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Archive

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

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