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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Video recording of David William’s 1986 production of Troilus and Cressida for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival with Jerry Etienne and Peggy Coffey in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
4 Jun 1987

Credits

Director
David William
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Allan Rae
Production Design
Debra Hanson
Costume
Debra Hanson
Cast
Jerry EtienneTroilus
Peggy CoffeyCressida
Edward AtienzaThersites
William NeedlesPandarus
Nicholas PennellUlysses
Brian TreeAgamemnon
Eric CoatesPatroclus
Eric HouseCalchas
Eric McCormackHelenus
Goldie SempleHelen
Henry CzernyParis
James BlendickAjax
Jeanne-Pierre FournierMargareton
John BourgeoisHector
Joseph ZieglerAeneas
Lorne KennedyDiomedes
Lucy PeacockCassandra
Maurice GoodNestor
Mervyn BlakePriam, King of Troy
Nolan JenningsAntenor
Ron HastingsMenelaus
Stephen RussellAchilles
Susan CoxAndromache
Tandy CronynHelen

Additional Details

Theatre
Avon Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Notes
The role of Helen was alternated between Goldie Semple and Tandy Cronyn; it is not known who played her in this recording.
History
The production ran in repertory 4 June-30 October 1987.
Stills
Watermeier (op cit) writes `...costumes suggested parallels between the Trojan War and current East-West conflicts and the older imperialistic adventures that inspired them’
Reviews
Watermeier, Daniel J. Shakespeare Quarterly 39 (1988): 226-32 (in review article). Watermeier writes ‘This was a complicated production thick with visual references to popular and high culture, to historical patterns and events, to present day realpolitik and sexual relationships, and to our own self-destructive penchant for violence and power’.

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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