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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1997 production of Cymbeline directed by Adrian Noble with Joanne Pearce as Imogen and Paul Freeman as Iachimo.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
27 Feb 1997
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Cast
Edward PetherbridgeCymbeline, King of Britain
Joanne PearceImogen
Damian LewisPosthumus Leonatus
Paul FreemanIachimo
Guy HenryCloten
David GloverGhost
David GloverPhilario
David HobbsCornelius
Ian HoggBelarius
Jenifer ArmitageGhost
Jo Stone-FewingsGuiderius
Joanna McCallumQueen
John KanePrologue
John KanePhilharmonus, a Soothsayer
John KilloranGentleman (1)
Nicholas HutchinsonGentleman (2)
Patrice NaiambanaJupiter
Patrice NaiambanaCaius Lucius
Paul BentallPisanio
Rex ObanoAttendant
Rex ObanoSpaniard
Richard CantArviragus
Rod ArthurJailer
Rod ArthurFrenchman
Shuna SnowHelen
Vincent LeighCaptain
Vincent LeighDutchman

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Britain
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped by Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) at the Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, N.Y. on June 6th 1998. This production is catalogued separately.
History
First performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stratford-upon-Avon 20 February 1997.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Samuel Crowl, Shakespeare Bulletin 16. no. (1998) 12-13. Russell Jackson, Shakespeare Quarterly 50 (1999), pp. 185-205 (especially 190-91).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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