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Cymbeline

Synopsis
Video recording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production directed for stage by Mike Alfreds. The production uses minimal sets and employed a cast of six (and two on-stage percussionists) with the subsequent doubling of roles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2001
Duration
188 mins

Credits

Director
Mike Alfreds
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Donald Holder
Costume
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Richard HopeCymbeline, King of Britain
Jane ArnfieldImogen
Mark RylancePosthumus Leonatus
John RammIachimo
Mark RylanceCloten
Abigail ThawPhilharmonus, a Soothsayer
Abigail ThawQueen
Fergus O’DonnellPhilario
Fergus O’DonnellCaius Lucius
Fergus O’DonnellPisanio
Mark RylanceCornelius
Richard HopeJailer
Richard HopeJupiter

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Rose Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Cymbeline
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run. The production was also recorded by the Theatre on Film & Tape (TOFT) at the Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY on 13 March 2002 and is catalogued separately.
History
The production ran in the UK 30 June-23 September 2001 in the Celtic Season.
Reviews
For a detailed account of Mark Rylance’s interpretation of the role of Posthumus, and his preparation for it, visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm

Production Company

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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