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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1999 production of Antony and Cleopatra. Directed by Steven Pimlott with Alan Bates as Antony and Frances de la Tour as Cleopatra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Jul 1999
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jason Carr
Production Design
Yolande Sonnabend
Cast
Alan BatesMark Antony
Frances de la TourCleopatra
Guy HenryOctavius Caesar
Henry Ian CusickSextus Pompey
Malcolm StorryEnobarbus
Aidan McArdleAlexas
Aidan McArdleThidias
Andrew BoneSeleucus
Antony ByrneAgrippa
Ben ElliottGallus
Colin MaceDolabella
Colin MaceMenas
David OyelowoDercetus
David OyelowoMenecrates
David SheardBoy Singer
Farimang SinghatehVarrius
Henry Ian CusickProculeius
Hermione GullifordIras
Maxwell HickmanBoy Singer
Michael GardinerLepidus
Michael GardinerSoldier
Nicholas TiggEros
Nick CavaliereMardian
Orlando WellsDiomedes
Orlando WellsMessenger
Owen OakeshottCanidius
Peter KellySoothsayer
Peter KellyClown
Peter KellyEuphronius (Ambassador)
Peter ReevesMaecenas
Rachel JoyceCharmian
Sarah WaltonOctavia

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

History
Press night 23 June 1999. 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
De La Tour, Frances ‘Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra’ in Smallwood. Robert (ed) Players of Shakespeare 5. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003) pp 212-30. [Frances de la Tour discusses her interpretation of the role of Cleopatra in Steven Pimlott’s production].

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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