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Coriolanus

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Coriolanus directed by Peter Hall for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre with Laurence Olivier in the title role. Recorded by Hal Rogers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
Jul 1959

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Roberto Gerhard
Contributor
Hal Rogers
Cast
Laurence OlivierCaius Martius Coriolanus
Edith EvansVolumnia
Harry AndrewsMenenius Agrippa
Paul HardwickCominius
Albert Finney1st Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Charles BorromelSenator (Volscian)
Dan Meaden7th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Dave Thomas (2)Senator (Volscian)
David BuckVolscian conspirator (Conspirator)
Donald EcclesTitus Lartius
Donald Layne-SmithSenate officer
Edward de SouzaSenate officer
Ian Holm4th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Julian Glover2nd Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Kenneth Gilbert1st Aedile (Aediles)
Malcolm RansomYoung Martius
Mary UreVirgilia
Mavis EdwardsGentlewoman
Michael BlakemoreSenator
Michael Graham Cox5th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Nicholas HawtreyCitizen (Volscian)
Peter Mason2nd Aedile (Aediles)
Peter WoodthorpeJunius Brutus
Robert HardySicinius Velutus
Robert RussellSenator (Volscian)
Roger BizleyVolscian conspirator (Conspirator)
Roy Dotrice3rd Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Stephen Thorne (2)6th Roman citizen (Citizen (Rome))
Vanessa RedgraveValeria

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Production type
Other
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
There is electronic access at the British Library Sound Archive to the passage in Act III iii ‘Calmly I do beseech you, People’s enemy is gone, is gone!'. This speech is also part of the The Essential Shakespeare Live CD compilation.
General
The recording was made by Hal Rogers, a member of the RSC production team - he was a stage manager, manager at the Aldwych theatre and a tour manager.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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