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Two Gentlemen of Verona, The

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Robin Phillips’ 1970 production of The Gentlemen of Verona for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Peter Egan is Valentine and Ian Richardson is Proteus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
2 Jan 1971

Credits

Director
Robin Phillips
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Martin Best
Production Design
Daphne Dare
Cast
Peter EganValentine
Ian RichardsonProteus
Estelle KohlerSilvia
Helen MirrenJulia
Patrick StewartLaunce
Alan MitchellOutlaw
Anthony LangdonHost
BlackieCrab
Celia QuickeUrsula
Clement McCallinDuke of Milan
Edward FlowerMusician
Gaye RorkeOutlaw
Martin BaxOutlaw
Martin BestSinger
Peter HarloweOutlaw
Peter NeedhamOutlaw
Phillip ManikumSpeed
Sebastian ShawEglamour
Sheila BurrellLucetta
Ted ValentineOutlaw
Terence TaplinThurio
Trader FaulknerPanthino

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
1970s
Plays
Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The dog, Blackie, was a particularly big star, and was discovered by Patrick Stewart at the Avon Dog Service who saved him from a destruction centre after he had been picked up as a stray.
History
Press night at the Aldwych Theatre 22 December 1970
Stills
'The Two Gentlemen of Verona, was highly glamorous. It was Hockney’s California or the Cote d’Azur, inhabited by playboys and girls with outfits from the King’s Road’ [RSC website accessed 12/2008).

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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