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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Videorecording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production directed for stage by Mike Alfreds. The production uses minimal sets and employed a cast of six (and two on-stage percussionists) with the subsequent doubling of roles.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
13 Mar 2002
Duration
188 mins

Credits

Director
Mike Alfreds
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Donald Holder
Costume
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Terence McGintyCymbeline, King of Britain
Jane ArnfieldImogen
Mark RylancePosthumus Leonatus
John RammIachimo
Mark RylanceCloten
Abigail ThawQueen
Abigail ThawPhilharmonus, a Soothsayer
Fergus O’DonnellPhilario
Mark RylanceCornelius
Terence McGintyJupiter
Terence McGintyJailer

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
The production ran in the UK 30 June-23 September 2001 in the Celtic Season. Videotaped recordings, using three cameras, of selected performances at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be viewed by scholars by application to Globe Education.
Reviews
For a detailed account of Mark Rylance’s interpretation of the role of Posthumus, and his preparation for it, visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

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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