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Essential Shakespeare Live Encore, The

Synopsis
Following THE ESSENTIAL SHAKESPEARE LIVE the two discs feature scenes taken from RSC productions in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, recorded by the British Library and the RSC over almost half a century. As in the first volume, all the recordings are being published for the first time. The extracts, chosen by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, are taken from productions that were not included previously and complement the first volume. The stagings run from Paul Robeson’s Othello in 1959 to David Tennant’s Hamlet in 2008. Among the other productions are Peter Hall’s Henry IV Part 1, Trevor Nunn’s The Winter’s Tale, John Barton’s The Merchant of Venice, Adrian Noble’s Macbeth, Sam Mendes’ Troilus and Cressida and the Histories cycle of Michael Boyd. Actors include Ian Holm, David Suchet, Juliet Stevenson, Ian Richardson, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Russell Beale, Harriet Walter, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Availability
out of distribution

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble; Bill Alexander; David Thacker; Gregory Doran; John Barton; Michael Boyd; Peter Brook; Peter Hall; Sam Mendes; Trevor Nunn
Cast
Paul RobesonOthello
Susan FleetwoodBenedick
Simon Russell BealeThersites
Sara KestelmanTitania
John KanePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
David Suchet 
Ian Holm 
Jonathan Pryce 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline; Hamlet; Henry IV Part 1; Henry V; Henry VIII; King John; King Lear; Love’s Labour’s Lost; Macbeth; Measure for Measure; Merchant of Venice, The; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Taming of the Shrew, The; Timon of Athens; Troilus and Cressida; Two Gentlemen of Verona, The; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

Notes
For further details of featured productions see http://shop.bl.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/ISBN_9780712351003

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
Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.

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