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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the 1994 Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Steven Pimlott with Alex Jennings as Angelo and Stella Gonet as Isabella.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Dec 1994
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jason Carr
Production Design
Ashley Martin-Davis
Cast
Michael FeastVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Alex JenningsAngelo
Stella GonetIsabella
Toby StephensClaudio
Alfred BurkeEscalus
Alan FaulknerJustice
Barry LynchLucio
Bille BrownElbow
Caroline BlakistonMistress Overdone
Cassandra SmithChild
Colin GeorgeFriar
Colin JarrettGentleman
Darren RobertsGentleman
David KillickProvost
Derek GriffithsPompey
Griffith JonesAbhorson
Liam O’CallaghanBarnardine
Monica DolanJuliet
Samantha RobsonFrancesca, a nun
Tanya MoodieMariana
Tim GriggsSinger
Vivian MunnFroth
Vivienne StorryChild

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

Notes
A second recording was made at the Barbican 14 June 1995.
General
The cast included 50 extras, swelling crowd scenes and filling a courtroom for the play’s final scene.
History
Press night 20/10/1994. The production transferred to the Barbican and then on tour.
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
Dessen, Alan Shakespeare Bulletin 14, no. 1 (1996), pp508 (in review article).

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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