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Pericles

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the 1989 Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Pericles. Directed by David Thacker with Nigel Terry as Pericles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
19 Jan 1990
Duration
156 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Vibrans
Production Design
Fran Thompson
Cast
Nigel TerryPericles, Prince of Tyre
Rudolph WalkerGower
Sally EdwardsThaisa
Susan SylvesterMarina
Jane MaudDionyza
Ade SaparaSparta/Messenger/Pirate/Sailor
Daniel JamesCitizen/Fisherman/Knight of Athens/Pirate/Prince/Sailor
Dennis ClintonMaster Fisherman (Fisherman)
Harry MillerCitizen/Knight of Syracuse/Sailor
Harry MillerLeonine
Helen BlatchCerimon
Helen BlatchBawd
Helen BlatchCitizen
Ian DriverPhilemon
Ian DriverMarshal
Ian DriverCitizen/Pirate/Sailor/Prince
Jane GwilliamsCitizen/Lady/Whore
Jane GwilliamsLychorida
Michael CadmanAntiochus
Michael CadmanSailor
Michael CadmanPander
Niall RefoyThaliard
Niall RefoyKnight of Macedon/Pirate/Sailor
Peter TheedomCleon
Randal HerleyHelicanus
Rob EdwardsLysimachus
Rob EdwardsCitizen/Pirate/Sailor
Russell DixonBoult
Russell DixonSimonides, King of Pentapolis
Sally EdwardsDiana
Sarah BoothCitizen/Lady/Whore
Sarah McVicarDaughter of Antiochus
Sarah McVicarCitizen/Lady/Whore
Steven WaddingtonCitizen/Fisherman/Knight of Corinth/Pirate/Prince/Sailor
Susan SylvesterCitizen

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
18th Century
Plays
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A recording was also made at The Pit 30 May 1990.
History
Press night 12 September 1989
Awards
David Thacker won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director of a Play for this production.
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
Holland, Peter. Shakespeare Survey 44 (1992), pp 157-90 (esp.166-170).

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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