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Pericles

Synopsis
Videorecording of the production by Theatre for a New Audience staged at the Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY. Directed for the stage by Bartlett Sher.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
25 Feb 2004
Duration
159 mins

Credits

Director
Bartlett Sher
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Peter John Still
Production Design
Christopher Akerlind
Costume
Elizabeth Caitlin Ward
Cast
Tim HopperYoung Pericles (Pericles, Prince of Tyre)
Linda PowellThaisa
Julyana SoelistyoMarina
Kristine NielsenDionyza
Christopher McCannAntiochus
Julyana SoelistyoDaughter of Antiochus
Kristine NielsenBawd
Tim HopperLord of Mytilene

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Theatre for a New Audience
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

Reviews
Wilborn Hampton ‘Stormy Seas, as Envisioned by Shakespeare and Whomever’, New York Times (24 February 2004). Hampton’s review includes the observation - ‘The first question that springs to mind when a new production of Pericles is announced is, ''Why?'' It is a minor play of dubious authorship, a sort of Jacobean stage version of a chase movie. A staging by the Theater for a New Audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music fails to come up with a good answer. In his lectures on Shakespeare, W. H. Auden suggested that Pericles was a play that should be performed only ''by schoolchildren with a Svengali director.''

Production Company

Name

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Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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