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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2005 production of The Comedy of Errors. Directed by Nancy Meckler with Christopher Colquhoun as Antipolus of Ephesus and Joe Dixon as Antipholus of Syracuse.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2005
Duration
145 mins

Credits

Director
Nancy Meckler
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Katrina Lindsay
Contributor
Mervyn Miller
Cast
Christopher ColquhounAntipholus of Ephesus
Anne Marie DixonAntipholus of Syracuse
Forbes MassonDromio of Ephesus
Jonathan SlingerDromio of Syracuse
Suzanne BurdenAdriana
Alice BarclayPinch’s assistant
Bettrys JonesLuce
Christopher ObiMerchant 2 (Merchant)
Christopher RobertMerchant 1 (Merchant)
Diveen HenryCourtesan
Eke ChukwuOfficer
Frances JeaterEmilia
Geoffrey LumbBalthasar
Kevin TrainorMessenger
Neil McKinvenSolinus, Duke of Ephesus
Oscar PearceAngelo
Richard CorderyEgeon
Sinead KeenanLuciana
Tom HodgkinsDoctor Pinch

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Puppets

Notes

General
Banruku puppets are used as the two sets of twins during Egeon’s long, background-setting speech in the first act. Director of Puppetry is Mervyn Millar.
History
Press night 27 July 2005. The production went to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then to the Novello Theatre, London.
Reviews
Nancy Meckler talking about her concept and design choices for the play can be listened to at http://www.rsc.org.uk/home/3234.aspx

Nightingale, Benedict. The Times (London) 29 July 2005

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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