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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2003 production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Sean Holmes with Daniel Evans as Angelo and Emma Fielding as Isabella.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2003
Duration
153 mins

Credits

Director
Sean Holmes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adrian Lee
Production Design
Anthony Lamble
Cast
Paul HigginsVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Daniel EvansAngelo
Emma FieldingIsabella
Fergus O’DonnellClaudio
James HayesEscalus
Andrew MacBeanVarrius
Beth VyseLady
Bill NashBarnardine
Christopher HarveyGentleman
David PeartAbhorson
Esther Ruth ElliottFrancesca, a nun
Ishia BennisonMistress Overdone
Javone PrinceGentleman
John LightbodyElbow
John Lloyd FillinghamLucio
Keith OsbornProvost
Lise StevensonMariana
Nathan RimmellAngelo’s servant (Servant)
Robert WynnPorter
Shereen IbrahimJuliet
Simon TrinderPompey
Toby DantzicFriar Peter
Tom AndersonFroth

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1940s
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The production is set in 1940s Vienna, a directorial choice inspired by Carol Reed’s THE THIRD MAN. This was Sean Holme’s first production in the main house.
History
First performance 24 April 2003. In repertoire until 4 November 2003 and then 25-29 November at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Reviews
Tucker, Kenneth. Shakespeare Newsletter 53 (2003-4), p. 44, 60.
The RSC’s Play Guide on Measure for Measure, has been designed to record some of the journeys a company of actors made with their director. It contains interviews with actors and other theatre practitioners who worked both on stage and behind the scenes. Visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/measure/home/home.html
Emma Fielding and Daniel Evans look back on their roles in Cymbeline and Measure for Measure in a 25 minute talk at the RST hosted by Dominic Cavendish recorded 9 September 2003. Visit www.theatrevoice.com (accessed 5/2007).

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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