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Measure for Measure

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of The Peter Hall Company’s 2006 production of Measure for Measure. Directed by Peter Hall with James Laurensen as the Duke and Andrea Riseborough as Isabella.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
14 Sep 2006
Duration
157 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mick Sands
Production Design
Kevin Rigdon
Cast
James LaurensonVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Richard DormerAngelo
Andrea RiseboroughIsabella
Ben TurnerClaudio
Barry StantonEscalus
Andrew CoppinOfficer
Annette BadlandMistress Overdone
Caitlin MottramMariana
Edward BennettElbow
Malcolm RidleyFriar Thomas
Malcolm RidleyBarnardine
Malcolm RidleyFroth
Michael MearsLucio
Paul BentallProvost
Pauline TurnerFrancesca, a nun
Peter CaddenVarrius
Robert GillServant
Simon ThorpFriar Peter
Simon ThorpAbhorson
Simon ThorpJustice
Susie TraylingJuliet
Teddy KempnerPompey

Additional Details

Theatre
Courtyard Theatre, The
Theatre company
Peter Hall Company, The
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
Measure for Measure
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

General
This is the first time that Peter Hall has directed the play in the UK.
History
The production opened at the Theatre Royal, Bath July 2006 and played at The Courtyard 13-16 September 2006 as part of the Complete Works Festival.
Reviews
Spencer, Charles. DailyTelegraph (14 July 2006).

Heather Neill interviews Peter Hall (recorded 8 May 2006) about this production ahead of its opening at the Theatre Royal, Bath. Visit www.theatrevoice.com.

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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