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Titus Andronicus

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2003 production of Titus Andronicus. Directed by Bill Alexander with David Bradley as Titus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2003
Duration
174 mins

Credits

Director
Bill Alexander
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jonathan Goldstein
Production Design
Ruari Murchison
Cast
David BradleyTitus Andronicus
Joe DixonAaron
Maureen BeattieTamora
Ian GelderMarcus Andronicus
Eve MylesLavinia
Andrew MacBeanSempronius
Bradley FreegardLucius
Bramwell Donaghey2nd Goth
Bramwell DonagheyMartius
Christopher DuncanYoung Lucius
Daniel BrocklebankChiron
Edmund MoriartyIst Goth
Edmund MoriartyQuintus
Fergus O’DonnellBassianus
Javone PrinceMessenger
Javone Prince3rd Goth
John KilloranCaius
John Lloyd FillinghamSaturninus
Lynsey BeauchampRoman lady
Martin HutsonDemetrius
Michael G. JonesEmillius
Nicolas TennantClown
Robert WynnAlarbus
Robert WynnPublius
Shereen IbrahimNurse
Shereen Ibrahim4th Goth

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
`Simply slamming a play in modern dress doesn’t necessarily help. What we’ve done with this production is to create a world that is a combination of a classical and an Elizabethan world. When Shakespeare was writing the play, in the early 1590s, his audience was hugely influenced by the Roman world, so we decided to combine the Elizabethan with an Elizabethan view of the Roman in the design’ . [Ruari Murchison, designer. RSC website.]
History
First performance 12 September 2003. It played in repertoire until 7 November and from 2-6 December at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Reviews
Insights into the five-week rehearsal period of this production by the director, his assistant, the designer, a fight choreographer and a company of actors at the RSC can be read found at http://www.rsc.org.uk/titus/current/home.html

`Bringing a Production to Life’ in RSC 2003 Yearbook, pp35-30.
[Looks at production planning, props and costumes, wigs and make-up, rehearsals, lighting, sound and music and technical and dress rehearsal].

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window

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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