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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1983 production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Adrian Noble with David Schofield as Angelo and Juliet Stevenson as Isabella.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
6 Jan 1984
Duration
158 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Daniel MasseyVincentio, Duke of Vienna
David SchofieldAngelo
Juliet StevensonIsabella
Paul MooneyClaudio
Joseph O’ConorEscalus
Alphonsia EmmanuelWhore/Street Girl
Anthony O’DonnellPompey
Campbell MorrisonBarnardine
Caroline HarrisFrancesca, a nun
Daniel WilsonBoy, attendant on Mariana
David KillickGuard/Prisoner
David KillickJustice
Doyle RichmondGuard
Eileen PageWhore
Frankie CosgraveWhore/Street Girl
Griffith JonesAbhorson
James HuntBoy, attendant on Mariana
Jason WardBoy, attendant on Mariana
John NolanGentleman
Lewis JonesFriar Peter
Martin MilmanGentleman/Prisoner
Oliver Ford DaviesProvost
Peggy MountMistress Overdone
Peter LennonGuard
Raymond PlattFroth
Richard GarnettGuard/Servant to Angelo
Richard O’CallaghanLucio
Roger HumeElbow
Sarah BergerJuliet
Simon TrevesGuard
Stanley DawsonVarrius
Stanley DawsonFriar Thomas
Victoria WicksWhore

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
18th Century
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night 4 October 1983. The production transferred to the Barbican.
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
Bock, Judith ‘Measure for Measure: The Duke and Isabella on Stage at the RSC, 1950-1987.' Dissertation Abstracts International 51 (1990-91): 1048A (Colorado). Following a short stage history of Measure for Measure (1604-1941), analyses the major post-World War II productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, including those by Peter Brook (1950), Anthony Quayle (1956), John Barton (1970), and Adrian Noble. Concludes by summarising ‘how conceptions of the play and its major characters have shifted in post-war productions at the RSC’. [cited in World Shakespeare Bibliography].

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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