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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Troilus and Cressida. Directed by Howard Davies with Juliet Stevenson as Cressida and Anton Lesser as Troilus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
20 Nov 1985
Duration
220 mins

Credits

Director
Howard Davies
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Ralph Koltai
Cast
Anton LesserTroilus
Juliet StevensonCressida
Alun ArmstrongThersites
Clive MerrisonPandarus
Peter JeffriesUlysses
Alan RickmanAchilles
Alexander WilsonAeneas
Andrew YeatsTrojan Gentleman
Brian HorsteadMenelaus
Bruce AlexanderDiomedes
Christopher WrightServant (attending on Paris)
Christopher WrightMyrmidon
Clive RussellAjax
Colin DouglasPriam, King of Troy
David BurkeHector
Geraldine WrightTrojan Lady
Gerard LoganPrologue
Hilton McRaePatroclus
Hugh SimonOfficer/Myrmidon
Janet DaleAndromache
Joseph O’ConorAgamemnon
Lindsay DuncanHelen
Mark DignamNestor
Mary Jo RandleCassandra
Michael MurrayOfficer/Myrmidon
Paul SpenceMargareton
Paul SpenceHelenus
Richard ConwayCalchas
Roger HyamsAlexander
Russell BoulterMyrmidon
Sean BakerParis

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night 25 June 1985. 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
Long, William B. Shakespeare Bulletin 4, no. 6 (1986) p. 26.

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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