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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Video recording of Declan Donnellan’s 2007 production of Cymbeline for Cheek by Jowl with David Collings in the title role and Jodie McNee as Imogen.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
12 May 2007
Duration
145 mins

Credits

Director
Declan Donnellan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Catherine Jayes
Production Design
Nick Ormerod
Costume
Nick Ormerod
Cast
David CollingsCymbeline, King of Britain
Jodie McNeeImogen
Tom HiddlestonPosthumus Leonatus
Guy FlanaganIachimo
Tom HiddlestonCloten
Daniel PercivalArviragus
Gwendoline ChristieQueen
Jake HardersCornelius
John MacmillanGuiderius
Laurence SpellmanCaius Lucius
Lola PeploeHelen
Richard CantPisanio
Ryan EllsworthBelarius

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Cheek by Jowl
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

History
Produced by Cheek by Jowl, at Théâtre Les Gémeaux, Sceaux, 2007; at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, 2-6 May 2007; at the Barbican Theatre, London, 29 May-23 June 2007; and on tour.
Reviews
Interviews with the director and the actors about the production are available as podcasts from http://www.cheekbyjowl.com/productions/cymbeline/podcast.html (accessed 3/2008). Reviews from a selection of national British newspapers are also available from this site. Lyn Gardner (The Guardian, 2 June 2007) writes’...Men don’t come off at all well in Declan Donnellan’s revival of Shakespeare’s late romance.
In the tale of Imogen, who loves and is loved by Posthumous, and is pursued by Cloten, who wants her as much as you might want a new iPod, we see men at war and men in love. Often there is not much difference’.

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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