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Venus and Adonis

Synopsis
A 2-camera video recording of the production of the puppet Venus and Adonis inspired by Bunraku and performed at the Little Angel, Islington. Directed by Gregory Doran and narrated by Michael Pennington.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
3 Nov 2004
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Music
John Woolf
Production Design
Robert Jones
Contributor
Michael Pennington; Steve Tiplady

Additional Details

Theatre
Little Angel, Islington
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Bunraku; puppet theatre; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets; Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

Notes
The production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as part of the New Work Festival 29 September-17 October 2004. The production was recorded by the Royal Shakespeare Company 15 March 2007 and is available for viewing at the Shakespeare Centre Library.
General
Director of Puppetry Steve Tiplady. Puppeteers Michael Bayliss, Lynn Roberston Bruce, Nele De Craecker, Rachel Leonard, Sarah Wright.

Puppets designed and created by Simon Auton, Stefan Fichert, John Roberts, Jungmin Song, Lyndie Wright, Jan Zalud.
History
The first performance of the production was 14 October 2004 at the Little Angel Theatre, London where it ran until November 6. It then played at The Other Place, Stratford from 10 November-18 December 2004. The production was revived for the Complete Works Festival in 2007 with Harriet Walter as narrator in the Swan Theatre. The production returned to the Little Angel Theatre in March 2007 again with Harriet Walter as narrator.
Reviews
Billington, Michael. The Guardian (London) 20 October 2004.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
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Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW
Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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Fax
020 7471 9864
Address
Blythe House
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London
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