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Indian Boy, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of The Indian Boy by Rona Munro, directed by Rebecca Gatward. Commissioned by the RSC for the Complete Works Festival the play is a response to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and set in an ancient forest. When a property developer builds houses on protected land, the wilderness fights back. A feral child is found in the forest and he seems to have been there for generations, as trees turn to stone and resist the chainsaw. What are the powers being unleashed and what does the Indian Boy know?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
11 Nov 2006

Credits

Director
Rebecca Gatward
Writer
Rona Munro
Production Design
Liz Cooke
Cast
Ashley MadekweSara
Christopher FulfordPeter
Clare CathcartNurse
Colin SalmonJulius
David KennedyBricks
Holly AirdJune
Rhik SamadderIndian Boy
Roderick SmithChippy
Ryan GageSparks

Additional Details

Theatre
Cube, The
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)
Related items
Front Row [03/01/2007]

Notes

General
From 25 October-18 November 2006 the auditorium of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre was transformed into an intimate 100 seat studio space.
History
The production played 7-11 November 2006 at The Cube as part of the Complete Works Festival.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window

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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