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Richard II

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single camera, of Elias Perrig’s 2005 production of Richard II for the Schauspielhaus, Zurich. Sylvester Groth is Richard.
Language
German (Switzerland)
Country
Switzerland
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2005

Credits

Director
Elias Perrig
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Biber Gullatz
Production Design
Beate Fassnacht
Costume
Katharina Weissenborn
Cast
Sylvester GrothKing Richard II
Ursula ReiterQueen Isabel
Siggi SchwientakJohn of Gaunt
Sebastian BlombergBolingbroke
Daniel LommatzschDuke of Aumerle
Ludwig BoettgerEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Raphael ClamerHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Sabine OrleansDuchess of York

Additional Details

Theatre
Schauspielhaus, Zurich
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Produced at the Schauspielhaus, Zurich, beginning 24 February 2005.
Textual information
Translated into German by Thomas Brasch. Dramaturg is Stephan Wetzel.
Reviews
Marti, Markus. Shakespeare Jahrbuch 142 (2006): 184-91 (in review-article).

`Perrig focussed on the weak, vacillating king, slimming down the confusing cast of characters and seeking, above all, to illuminate the psychology of the protagonists, whose political poker for the royal throne was cloaked in drizzle throughout’. Juergen Berger writing on the Goethe Institute website www.goethe.de (accessed 12/2007)

Archive

Name

Schauspielhaus Zurich

Web
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch External site opens in new window
Phone
01 258 79 94
Fax
01 259 70 94
Address
Zweltweg 5
8032 Zuricheltweg 5
Switzerland

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