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As You Like It

Synopsis
A videotape recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2003 production of As You Like It. Directed by Gregory Thompson with Nina Sosanya as Rosalind.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2003
Duration
164 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Thompson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Stoll
Production Design
Colin Peters
Costume
Hilary Lewis
Cast
Nina SosanyaRosalind
Naomi FrederickCelia
Martin HutsonOrlando
John KilloranFrederick’s Fool (Touchstone)
David FielderJaques
Aaron NeilOliver
Amy FineganHymen
Bradley FreegardForest Lord (Lord)
Bradley FreegardCharles
Bradley FreegardWilliam
Bramwell DonagheyFirst Lord (Lord)
Christopher DuncanDennis
Christopher DuncanForest Lord (Lord)
Daniel BrocklebankSilvius
Edmund MoriartyJaques de Boys
James StaddonAmiens
Michael G. JonesCorin
Michael HadleyDuke Senior
Michael HadleyDuke Frederick
Natasha GordonPhebe
Patrica GannonAudrey
Tim BarlowAdam
Walter HallSir Oliver Martext

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Victorian
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting

Notes

General
`What drove Greg [Gregory Thompson, the director] was the idea of dispossession and exile and it struck us that a good period to set the play would be the 1840s when the Enclosures Act started to hit home. Therefore the production has an early Victorian look to it.' RSC Website. This was Gregory Thompson’s first production for the RSC.
History
First performance 13 March 2003. It played in repertoire until 8 November 2003. The production played from 22 April-18 May at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and from 25-29 November at the Playhouse, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly 55 (2004), pp 177-99 (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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