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Dresser, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Michael Tolaydo’s 1999 staging of Ronald Harwood’s play based on the touring career of Donald Wolfit, for whom Harwood was the dresser. An actor-manager of the old school takes a Shakespearean company on tour in England during the Blitz. Scenes of King Lear are performed. Ted van Griethuysen is Sir and Floyd King is Norman.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
22 Apr 1999

Credits

Director
Michael Tolaydo
Writer
Ronald Harwood
Production Design
Joseph B., Jr Musumed
Costume
Mary Ann Powell
Contributor
James J. Taylor
Cast
Ted Van GriethuysenSir (Lear)
Albert ColaGeoffrey Thornton
Cam MageeMadge
Catherine FlyeHer Ladyship
Floyd KingNorman
John EmmertMr Oxenby
Sarah J WigginIrene

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production ran 2 April-2 May 1999

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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