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All’s Well That Ends Well

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1989 production of All’s Well That Ends Well. Directed by Barry Kyle with Gwen Watford as the Countess.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
18 Jan 1989
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Barry Kyle
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jeremy Sams
Production Design
Chris Dyer
Cast
Gwen WatfordCountess of Roussillon
Hugh RossKing of France
Paul VenablesBertram
Patricia KerriganHelen
Bruce AlexanderParoles
Andrew HeskerEstate Worker
Andrew HeskerLord
Andrew TanseyMorgan
Andrew TanseyEstate worker
Clifford RoseLafeu
Daniel JamesLord
David JoyceLord
Elizabeth SandleChild
Geoffrey FreshwaterLavatch (a clown)
Helen BlatchWidow Capilet
Howard WardLord Dumaine (1st)
Ian DriverLord
Jane GwilliamsMaid
Jane GwilliamsViolenta
Jason FlemyngLord
Judith BrydonMariana
Judith BrydonMaid
Maxwell HutcheonBertram’s servant (Servant)
Maxwell HutcheonLord
Michael CadmanDuke of Florence
Niall RefoyLord
Randal HerleyReynaldo
Richard SandleChild
Rob EdwardsLord Dumaine (2nd)
Sarah BoothItalian woman/Maid
Sarah McVicarItalian Woman/Maid
Steven WaddingtonLord
Susan SylvesterDiana
Thomas HortonChild
Thomasin RandChild

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
19th Century
Plays
All’s Well That Ends Well
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
"The production is designed by Chris Dyer as a series of paired images: nursery and graveside, rocking horse and warhorse, tree-house and turret ... the action all takes place within three Russian doll-like toy-boxes Hugo Williams, Sunday Correspondent (15 October 1989).
History
Press night 10 October 1989
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

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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