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Days of Significance

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single fixed camera, of Roy William’s play commissioned by the RSC for the Complete Works Festival. Two young soldiers join their friends for a drunken night out before they leave for active service in Iraq. Their complex love lives and mortal fears directly impact on their tour of duty. Williams uses the plot of Much Ado About Nothing as a springboard to examine the naive, adolescent and often racist values that many young British soldiers have exported to Iraq.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
18 Jan 2007
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Maria Aberg
Writer
Roy Williams
Production Design
Lizzie Clachan
Cast
Amanda DanielsGail
Ashley RolfeJamie
Claire-Louise CordwellHannah
Danny DaltonTony
Danny DaltonSean
Jamie DavisBen
Jason BarnettBouncer
Mark TheodoreBouncer
Mark TheodoreBrooker
Michelle TerryClare
Nigel CookeLenny
Ony UhiaraDonna
Pippa NixonTrish
Richard KatzVince
Robin LawrenceDrunken man
Simon HarrisonSteve
Trystan GravelleDan

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)
Related items
Front Row [03/01/2007]

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped by the National Video Archive of Performance using three cameras on March 28 2008 at the Tricycle Theatre. This performance is catalogued separately.
History
The production played at the Swan Theatre 10-20 January 2007 and 15-16 February 2007 at Davidson College, North Carolina, USA.
Reviews
Michael Billington. The Guardian (January 18, 2007).

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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