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Comedy of Errors, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of The Comedy of Errors directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
Amir Nizar Zuabi
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Jon Bausor
Cast
Stephen HaganAntipholus of Ephesus
Jonathan McGuinnessAntipholus of Syracuse
Felix HayesDromio of Ephesus
Bruce MackinnonDromio of Syracuse
Kirsty BushellAdriana
Amer HiehelBalthasar
Amie Burns WalkerCourtesan
Brian McMonagle2nd Merchant
Cecilia NobleEmilia (Abbess)
Emily TaafeLuciana
Jan KnightleyIst Merchant
Jonathan SlingerDoctor Pinch
Nicholas DayEgeon
Sandy GriersonSolinus, Duke of Ephesus
Sarah BelcherLuce
Sargon YeldaAngelo
Soloman IsraelServant

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded on four cameras by the V&A National Video Archive of Performance on 14 May 2012. This recording is catalogued separately.
General
Zuabi is the founder of Palestinian theatre company ShiberHur.
History
The production is part of the World Shakespeare Festival playing as part of ‘What Country Friends is This?', the Shipwreck Trilogy, along with The Tempest and Twelfth Night.
Reviews
"... The most startling feature of The Comedy of Errors, directed by the Palestinian Amir Nizar Zuabi, is its emphasis on the play’s cruelty...". Michael Billington, The Guardian, 26 April 2012.

Christie Carson: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/year-of-shakespeare-comedy-of-errors-at-the-rsc (accessed 5/2012).

The director talks about how Shakespeare influenced his life, his work in Palestine, and experience of directing the play for the RSC at http://thespace.org/items/e00009b2 (accessed 9/2012).

Production Company

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

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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