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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single-fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1992 touring production of The Winter’s Tale. Directed by Adrian Noble with John Nettles as Leontes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
19 Jan 1993
Duration
170 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Shaun Davey
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Cast
John NettlesLeontes, King of Sicily
Kate BufferyHermione
Phyllida HancockPerdita
Gemma JonesPaulina
Richard McCabeAutolycus
Alan CoxFlorizel
Andrew JarvisAntigonus
Angela ValeEmilia
Barnaby KayServant
Benjamin WhitrowCamillo
Catherine MearsLady
Graham Turner (1)Young Shepherd (Clown)
Guy WilliamsLord
Ian Taylor (2)Lord
Ian Taylor (2)Mariner
James WalkerDion
Jeffery DenchOld Shepherd
Jenna RussellDorcas
John BottSteward (Servant)
John BottArchidamus
John HodgkinsonLord
Marc ElliottMamillius
Paul JessonPolixenes
Pearce QuigleyCleomenes
Roger FrostJailer
Stefan WeclawekMamillius
Stephanie JacobMopsa

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
From 25 November 1992 the role of Hermione was played by Kate Buffery taking over from Samantha Bond.
General
Children played by Michael Hales, Robert Hales, Ed Kingsley, Kate Kruszynskyj, Poppy Lawton, Kate Misson, Antony Woolf.
History
Press night 1 July 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
Tatspaugh, Patricia E. The Winter’s Tale. London: Arden Shakespeare in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, 2002.
[Studies the directing, staging, designing, and acting of The Winter’s Tale in Royal Shakespeare Company productions by Anthony Quayle, Peter Wood, Trevor Nunn, John Barton and Trevor Nunn, Ronald Eyre, Adrian Noble, Terry Hands, and Gregory Doran].

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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