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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Live sound recording of John Barton’s 1968 production of Troilus and Cressida for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Michael Williams and Helen Mirren in the title roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
8 Jan 1970

Credits

Director
John Barton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
Tazeena Firth; Timothy O’Brien
Cast
Michael WilliamsTroilus
Helen MirrenCressida
Norman RodwayThersites
David WallerPandarus
Sebastian ShawUlysses
Alan HowardAchilles
Barry Jones (2)Patroclus
Ben KingsleyAeneas
Bruce MyersDiomedes
Bryan RobsonAgamemnon
Clifford RoseNestor
David FirthHelenus
George CormackCalchas
Hildegard NeilHelen
Hildegard NeilAndromache
Hugh Keays-ByrneMargareton
John YorkAlexander
Patrick StewartHector
Paul HastingsParis
Peter CochranPriam, King of Troy
Phillip ManikumServant (attending on Paris)
Ralph CotterillPage
Richard MooreAjax
Sara KestelmanCassandra
Stephen TurnerDeiphobus
Ted ValentineMenelaus

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Ancient Rome
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The production caused controversy, objections arising to Alan Howard’s tranvestite Achilles.
History
First performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford upon Avon 8 August 1968.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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