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One of These Days

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera of a play reading of Leo Butler’s play One of These Days, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company for The Complete Works Festival. A dark love story, written in response to The Tempest and set in occupied Ireland in 1775. Knowing that her soldier lover is leaving for England, a local woman unleashes a sequence of events that will result in tragedy for both their children. The play examines what happens when a brutal foreign power is in intimate and callous contact with the primitive heart of an ancient society.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
16 Nov 2006

Credits

Director
Ramin Gray
Writer
Leo Butler
Cast
Aidan McArdleDermot
Charlene McKennaEllen
Chris O’DowdCorporal O’Connor
David HerlihyLieutenant Coyle
Gabrielle ReidyMaryanne
Gerard MurphySergeant Browne
Martin McCannLieutenant Ryan
Oliver Ford DaviesColonel Fleming
Peter McDonaldCaptain Farrell

Additional Details

Theatre
Cube, The
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)
Related items
Interview: Leo Butler

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
Played for one performance on 10 November 2006 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
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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