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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
A video recording of Brian Bedford’s 1998 production of The Winter’s Tale for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Wayne Best is Leontes and Kate Trotter plays Hermione.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Jun 1998

Credits

Director
Brian Bedford
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Don Horsburgh
Production Design
Ming Cho Lee
Costume
Ann Curtis
Cast
Wayne BestLeontes, King of Sicily
Kate TrotterHermione
Claire JullienPerdita
Diane D’AquilaPaulina
Geordie JohnsonAutolycus
Bernard HopkinsCleomenes
Cara HunterDorcas
David JansenDion
Douglas ChamberlainTime, as Chorus
Graham AbbeyFlorizel
John Gilbert (2)Camillo
Joyce CampionEmilia
Juan ChioranPolixenes
Michelle GirouxMopsa
Phillip PsutkaMamillius
Richard CurnockOld Shepherd
Richard CurnockArchidamus
Robert BensonAntigonus
Tim MacDonaldYoung Shepherd (Clown)

Additional Details

Theatre
Avon Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 15 May-6 November 1998
Stills
`The Maytime air of bucolic country pleasures has been turned into a weird hodgepodge of Celtic dancers, ghetto blasters and free-form partying, which juxtaposes nicely against the vaguely Edwardian feel of the court (if it’s supposed to be contemporary dress, why does D’Aquila look exactly like Wallis Simpson?), but doesn’t work to highlight the atmosphere suggested by the text’. Mira Freidlander The New York Times. July 27 1998.
Reviews
Taylor, Gary. Shakespeare Quarterly 50 (1999): 334-54 (in review-article).

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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