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Regime Change

Synopsis
Radio play. Peter Straughan’s "dark comedy of ambition, desire and self-deceit" (BBC Radio 3 Publicity), written in response to Julius Caesar, is set in a a run-down apartment block in contemporary Istanbul where the would-be dictator, Lutz (Henry Goodman) hides with his paranoid companion Coiler Joseph Alessi), and prepares to seize power.
The play has been developed and recorded with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The music, specially written by Adrian Lee, is also performed by the composer and George Hadjineophytou.
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
14 Jan 2007 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Producer
Jonquil Panting
Writer
Peter Straughan
Music
Adrian Lee
Contributor
George Hadjineophytou
Cast
Ali BarisikUmit
David RubinDreyer
Golda RosheuvelJean
Henry GoodmanLutz
John HopkinsAhmet
Joseph AlessiCoiler
Julian BleachVlas
Mariah GaleNatascha

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company Acting Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

Notes
The play is part of BBC Radio 3’s contribution to the Complete Works Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, during which every one of Shakespeare’s plays is being staged.
General
According to the BBC Radio 3 press release, Straughan developed the play from the speech in which Brutus contemplates the consequences of assassination (II.1.63-69).
History
A single rehearsed reading by the RSC Acting Company, prior to recording the play for broadcast, was enacted in the Swan Theatre 6 October 2006.

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio 3

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

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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