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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Peter Hall’s production of Antony and Cleopatra for the National Theatre with Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
22 Jun 1987

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Cast
Anthony HopkinsMark Antony
Judi DenchCleopatra
Tim Pigott-SmithOctavius Caesar
David SchofieldSextus Pompey
Michael BryantEnobarbus
Andrew C. WadsworthDolabella
Basil HensonAgrippa
Brian SpinkProculeius
Daniel ThorndikeSoothsayer
Desmond AdamsGallus
Frances QuinnLady attending on Octavia
Graham SinclairMaecenas
Helen FitzgeraldIras
Iain Ormsby-KnozMardian
Jeremy FlynnEros
John BluthalLepidus
Michael BottleEgyptian
Michael Carter (2)Dercetus
Mike HaywardPhilo
Peter CoreyBoy Singer
Peter Gordon (2)Ambassador
Robert ArnoldDiomedes
Sally DexterOctavia

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production opened 4 March 1987
Reviews
Review by Michael Billington reprinted in Billington, Michael. One Nights Stands (London: Nick Hern Books, 1993) pp. 278-80. Billington writes ‘It is not only the most intelligently spoken Shakespeare I have heard in years but is also contains two performances from Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins that, in their comprehensive humanity, rank with Ashcroft and Redgrave many moons ago’.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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