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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Video recording of the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Troilus and Cressida, directed for stage by Mark Wing-Davey and videotaped for Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) by Richard Stucker. Neal Huff and Elizabeth Marvel in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
22 Aug 1995
Duration
1990 mins

Credits

Director
Mark Wing-Davey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Bennett
Production Design
Derek McLane
Costume
Catherine Zuber
Contributor
Richard Stucker
Cast
Neal HuffTroilus
Elizabeth MarvelCressida
Tim Blake NelsonThersites
Stephen SpinelliPandarus
Steven SkybellUlysses
Avery GlymphHelenus
Bill CampParis
Boris McGiverHector
Catherine KellnerCassandra
Daniel OreskesAgamemnon
David CostabileAlexander
Elaina Erika DavisAndromache
Herb FosterNestor
Jeffrey DonovanDiomedes
Mark Kenneth SmaltzAjax
Paul CalderonAchilles
Peter Francis JamesAeneas
Phillip ChristianPatroclus
Stephen SpinelliCalchas
Stram. HenryMenelaus
Stram. HenryPriam, King of Troy
Tamara TunieHelen
Wood HarrisMargareton
Wood HarrisDeiphobus

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Marathon (1987-1997)

Notes

Reviews
Ben Brantley, New York Times (18 August 1995). Brantley writes `... snippets of APOCALYPSE NOW and PLATOON, clunky gladiator movies, a college debate forum, the Penthouse version of ‘Caligula’, something involving a mummy’s curse and a very stylized production of a Moliere play. And that’s only for starters...But at some point, disparate ingredients must be melded into a fluid style that lets the story tell itself. Here, you can’t see the play for the anachronistic clutter. (Why is Ulysses reading a Dianetics magazine? Is that a laptop computer Troilus has brought on stage with him for his penultimate scene? And what on earth is that motorized peacock?)'.

Production Company

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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