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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1981 production of A Winter’s Tale. Directed by Ronald Eyre with Patrick Stewart as Leontes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
7 Feb 1983
Duration
173 mins

Credits

Director
Ronald Eyre
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Oliver
Production Design
Chris Dyer
Cast
Patrick StewartLeontes, King of Sicily
Gemma JonesHermione
Leonie MellingerPerdita
Sheila HancockPaulina
Geoffrey HutchingsAutolycus
Anthony O’DonnellYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Beowulf GrimblyMamillius
Bernard LloydCamillo
Brian PoyserMariner
Brian PoyserArchidamus
Christopher HurstDion
Clare Travers-DeaconDorcas
Clare Travers-DeaconLady
Colin TarrantJailer
Colin TarrantPaulina’s Servant (Servant)
Diana BerrimanEmilia
Gary SharkeyCourt Officer
Graham Turner (1)Servant
Jeremy DimmickMamillius
John McAndrewGentleman
John RoganOld Shepherd
Juliette MoleShepherdess
Michael MurrayLord
Philip FranksFlorizel
Ray JewersPolixenes
Robert EddisonAntigonus
Sarah FinchLady
Susan Jane TannerMopsa
Tom HunsingerCourt Officer
Vivienne ArgentLady

Additional Details

Theatre
Barbican Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
"Chris Dyer’s austere empty-space-set lets the script of this dark, late play, straight through. It’s a pure concentration on text with no extra clutter - refreshingly brave." Julia Pascal, City Limits 2. February 1982.
History
Press night at the RST 30 June 1981. The production then went to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on to the Barbican. The RSC recording is from the Barbican staging.
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
Tatspaugh, Patricia E. The Winter’s Tale. (London: Arden Shakespeare in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, 2002).
[Studies the directing, staging, designing, and acting of The Winter’s Tale in Royal Shakespeare Company productions by Anthony Quayle (1948), Peter Wood (1960), Trevor Nunn , John Barton and Trevor Nunn, Ronald Eyre, Adrian Noble, Terry Hands, and Gregory Doran.

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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