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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1998 produciton of Measure for Measure. Directed by Michael Boyd with Stephen Boxer as Angelo and Clare Holman as Isabella.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
7 May 1998
Duration
156 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Woolf
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Robert GlenisterVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Stephen BoxerAngelo
Clare HolmanIsabella
Stephen KennedyClaudio
Gavin MuirEscalus
Adrian SchillerLucio
Aislinn ManganWhore
Alan StocksJustice
Andrew MaudGentleman 1 (Gentleman)
Archie LalGentleman 3 (Gentleman)
Carol MacreadyMistress Overdone
Carol MalikyanFriar Peter
Cathryn BradshawMariana
Colin GeorgeGentleman 2 (Gentleman)
Jake NightingaleAbhorson
James TuckerFroth
Jason BaughanAngelo’s deputy
Jimmy ChisholmPompey
John DougallElbow
Lalor RoddyProvost
Penny LaydenJuliet
Sandy MacNabVarrius
Steve SwinscoeBarnardine
Tina GambeFrancesca, a nun

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Press night 30 April 1998
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
"Michael Boyd has come up with the smash hit of the season. It’s something David Hare might have written - a fresh look at Shakespeare’s story about a government that runs a disastrous back-to-basics moral crusade." Robert Gore-Langton, The Express. Smallwood, Robert Shakespeare Survey 52 (1999), pp229-53 (esp. 241-44).

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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