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Cymbeline

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2003 production of Cymbeline. Directed by Dominic Cooke with Emma Fielding as Imogen and David Horovitch as Cymbeline.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Jan 2003
Duration
225 (inc 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Dominic Cooke
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gary Yershon
Production Design
Rae Smith
Cast
David HorovitchCymbeline, King of Britain
Emma FieldingImogen
Daniel EvansPosthumus Leonatus
Anton LesserIachimo
Paul ChahidiCloten
Aaron NeilPisanio
Bill NashLord (2)
Christopher GodwinBelarius
Daniel HawksfordGuiderius
Esther Ruth ElliottLady attending the Queen (Gentlewoman)
Ishia BennisonQueen
James StaddonJupiter
James StaddonPhilario
Keith OsbornFrenchman
Keith OsbornJailer
Natasha GordonHelen
Nathan RimmellLord (1)
Oliver MaltmanGentleman
Rory KinnearGentleman
Rory KinnearCaius Lucius
Simon TrinderArviragus
Tim BarlowPhilharmonus, a Soothsayer
Walter HallCornelius

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
First performance 30 July 2003. Press night 6 August. It played in repertoire until 7 November 2003 and then 2-6 December at the Playhouse, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Stills
A detailed account by Rae Smith on the design of the production can be read at http://www.rsc.org.uk/cymbeline/current/designer.html
Reviews
A detailed account by Dominic Cooke of his concept for the play and rehearsal process can be read at http://www.rsc.org.uk/cymbeline/current/director.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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