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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1992 production of Antony and Cleopatra. Directed by John Caird with Clare Higgins as Cleopatra and Richard Johnson as Antony.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
13 Jan 1993
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
John Caird
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Sue Blane
Cast
Richard JohnsonMark Antony
Clare HigginsCleopatra
John NettlesOctavius Caesar
Toby StephensSextus Pompey
Paul JessonEnobarbus
Adrian HutchingsAlexander
Alan CoxMessenger
Alex WilmanPtolemy
Alfred BurkeLepidus
Andrew DouglasAlexander
Andrew JarvisAgrippa
Andy CryerGuard
Chris CrooksSoldier
Claire BenedictCharmian
Curtis MasonBoy
David BurtProculeius
Dominic MafhamDolabella
Elizabeth RenihanAttendant
Geoffrey AbbottSoldier
Geoffrey AbbottVarrius
Gordon CaseMenas
Griffith JonesSchoolmaster (Ambassador)
James ConnollyThidias
James WalkerCanidius
Jasper BrittonSoothsayer
Jenna RussellAttendant
John HodgkinsonDercetus
Mandip JheetabBoy
Maxwell HutcheonDiomedes
Neil SkellernCaesarian
Nick HolderMardian
Nick KempAlexas
Peter de JerseyEros
Phyllida HancockOctavia
Roger FrostMaecenas
Stefan StraubPtolemy
Susie Lee HaywardIras
Toby StephensGuard

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Ancient Rome
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded at the Barbican 27 May 1993 where the performance ran 217 minutes.
History
Press night 5 November 1992
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
Billington, Michael. The Guardian 9 November 1992, section 2, p. 8, and 28 May 1993, section 2, p. 9.

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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