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Winter’s Tale, The

Synopsis
A video recording of the 2009 Bridge Project staging of The Winter’s Tale directed by Sam Mendes with Simon Russell Beale as Leontes and Rebecca Hall as Hermione.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Mar 2009
Duration
164 mins

Credits

Director
Sam Mendes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Bennett
Production Design
Anthony Ward
Costume
Catherine Zuber
Cast
Simon Russell BealeLeontes, King of Sicily
Rebecca HallHermione
Morven ChristiePerdita
Sinead CusackPaulina
Ethan HawkeAutolycus
Aaron KrohnServant of Sicilia and Bohemia (Servant)
Charlotte ParryLady-in-waiting to Hermione (Mopsa)
Dakin MatthewsShepherd
Dakin MatthewsAntigonus
Gary PowellCleomenes
Gary PowellBear
Gary PowellJailer
Gary PowellShepherd
Hannah StokelyShepherdess
Hannah StokelyEmilia
Jessica SmithDorcas
Josh HamiltonPolixenes
Mark NelsonShepherd
Mark NelsonMariner
Mark NelsonLord
Michael BraunFlorizel
Michael BraunDion
Morven ChristieMamillius
Paul JessonCamillo
Richard EastonOld Shepherd
Tobias SegalYoung Shepherd (Clown)

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting
Related items
Front Row [02/06/2009]

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped by V&A Collections, National Video Archive of Performance, on three cameras , 12 August 2009 at the Old Vic. This tape is catalogued separately on this database.
General
The Bridge Project is a three-year, transatlantic partnership uniting The Old Vic with Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Neal Street Productions
History
The performance ran 10 February-8 March 2009.
Reviews
Brantley, Ben, New York Times (23 February 2009), p. C6. Brantley writes - "I can’t think of another actor of Mr. Russell Beale’s generation who could bring such transparency to the darkness of Leontes while still honoring the mystery that is so essential to "The Winter’s Tale."

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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