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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2002 production of The Winter’s Tale. Directed by Matthew Warchus with Douglas Hodge as Leontes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2002

Credits

Director
Matthew Warchus
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gary Yershon
Production Design
Vicki Mortimer
Cast
Douglas HodgeLeontes, King of Sicily
Anastasia HilleHermione
Lauren WardPerdita
Taylor. Myra LucretiaPaulina
Felix DexterAutolycus
Alan TurkingtonOfficer 2
Alan TurkingtonFlorizel
Brian ProtheroeCamillo
Dan CruteOfficer 3
Dylan CharlesYoung Shepherd (Clown)
Fiona LaitNurse
Gracy G. GoldmanDorcas
Gracy G. GoldmanDion
Jacob ParsonsMamillius
James GarnonLord from Bohemia (Lord)
James GarnonYokel
James GarnonPilot
James HylandOfficer 1
James StaddonPriest
James TelferJailer
Jami QuarrellJustice
Jude AkuwudikeAntigonus
Keith BartlettOld Shepherd
Kurtis O’BrianCleomenes
Olwen MayEmilia
Robin LoweCleomenes
Rolf SaxtonPolixenes
Sirine SabaMopsa
Sirine SabaLady guest
Toby ParkesMamillius

Additional Details

Theatre
Roundhouse, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1940s
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Promenade performances

Notes

Notes
The RSC made video recordings of a performance at the Roundhouse and at the RST.
General
Warchus envisaged The Winter’s Tale in cinematic terms: the first half as 1940s film noir, the second as an evocation of a Coen brothers rural Appalachia. The production was criticised for the poorly executed American accents of the largely British cast.
History
Press night 12 April 2004. The first preview was cancelled and Press Night postponed due to the funeral of the Queen Mother.
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly 54 (2003), pp167-85 (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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