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As You Like It

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of As You Like It. Directed by Gregory Doran with Alexandra Gilbreath as Rosalind and Nancy Carroll as Celia.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Oct 2000
Duration
164 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Django Bates
Production Design
Kaffe Fassett; Niki Turner
Cast
Alexandra GilbreathRosalind
Nancy CarrollCelia
Anthony HowellOrlando
Adrian SchillerTouchstone
Declan ConlonJaques
Andrew PointonSilvius
Barry McCarthyCorin
Christian MahrieJaques de Boys
Danielle TilleyPhebe
David ActonSir Oliver Martext
David MaraLe Beau
Emma PallantHisperia
Gavin AbbottWilliam
Gavin AbbottDennis
Ian HoggDuke Frederick
Ian HoggDuke Senior
Josh RichardsCharles
Nina ContiAudrey
Paul EwingAmiens
Peter CopleyAdam
Tom SmithOliver
Vincent BrimbleLord 1 (Lord)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
As You Like It: Post Performance Discussion

Notes

Notes
A 40-minute post-performance discussion with Ian Hogg, Adrian Schiller, Alexandra Gilbreath and Nancy Carroll was recorded at The Pit (26 January 2001) and may be listened to by appointment at the British Library Sound Archive. The BLSA also made a sound recording of the performance.
General
`Never is the theatre at greater risk than when it hopes to import a touch of glamour by co-opting a couturier [Kaffe Fassett]... once we’re in the forest there isn’t (apart from Jaques) a courtier or peasant without some multi-coloured textile twined about his person, to say nothing of a veritable catalogue of monster cushions and carpet-bags - a sort of Arden-for-sale promotion at Liberty’s. Patrick Carnegy The Spectator (1 April 2000).
History
Press night 23 March 2000
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
Liston, William T. Shakespeare Bulletin 19, no. 1(2000) p24-5.

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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