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Thomas More

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2005 production of Thomas More. Directed by Robert Delamere with Nigel Cooke as Sir Thomas More.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Jan 2005
Duration
180 (incl 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Robert Delamere
Writer
Anthony Munday; William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Simon Higlett
Cast
Barry AirdWilliamson
David Hinton (2)Jack Faulkner/Messenger/Sherwin
Evelyn DuahLady Mayoress
Ewen CumminsGiles/Lord Mayor of London
Fred RidgewayClown Betts/Hangman/Player(Prologue)/Robin
Geoffrey FreshwaterErasmus/Inclination/Sir Roger Cholmley
Ian DrysdaleJohn Lincoln/Luggins/Ned
James HayesGentleman/ Porter of the Tower/Morris/Sir Thomas Palmer/
Jon FosterA Sheriff of London/Catesby/Clerk of the Council/Harry/Messenger/Recorder
Julian StolzenbergMaster Roper/Robin/Smart/Earl of Shrewsbury
Keith OsbornJohn Fisher/Sir John Munday/Suresby
Kevin HarveyCrofts/De Bard/Gough/Messenger
Mark SpringerCaveler/Lieutenant of the Tower/Messenger
Michael JennEarl of Surrey
Michelle ButterlyDoll Williamson/Poor Woman
Miranda ColchesterMore’s Second Daughter
Nigel BettsGeorge Betts/Randall/Wit
Nigel CookeSir Thomas More
Peter BramhillDownes/Kit/Lady Vanity/Lifter/Rafe
Teresa BanhamLady More
Tim TreloarEarl of Shrewsbury
Vinette RobinsonLady Roper

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Sir Thomas More (play)

Notes

Notes
Some scenes (including Erasmus) were cut shortly after the play opened.
General
Staged as part of the RSC’s ‘Gunpowder Season’.
History
Press night 24 March 2005
Reviews
Billingham, Michael. The Guardian (January 7 2006)

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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