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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company/The Wooster Group staging of Troilus and Cressida. The US cast play the Trojans (who are presented as beseiged Native American Indians) and the RSC cast play the Greeks.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Scott ShephardTroilus
Marin IrelandCressida
Greg MehrtenPandarus
Scott HandyUlysses
Ari FliakosHector
Bruce OdlandPriam, King of Troy
Danny WebbAgamemnon
Elizabeth LeComptedirector for The Wooster Group
Gary WilmesParis
Jibz CameronCassandra
Joe DixonAchilles
Laura Hopkinsproduction design for RSC
Lim JenniferAndromache
Mark Ravenhilldirector for RSC
Studio Folkert de Jongproduction design for The Wooster Group
Studio Folkert de Jongcostumes for The Wooster Group
Zbigniew BzymekAntenor

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company/The Wooster Group
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

General
Rupert Goold was originally scheduled to direct the RSC cast but had to pull out because of filming commitments in the US,
History
The production transferred to the Roundhouse, London.
Reviews
"... Politically, there is something questionable about modern white Americans appropriating past tribal customs; and, however authentic the war cries and dances, the actors can’t help resembling extras in a Bob Hope western...". Michael Billington (The Guardian) 9 August 2011.

Paul Prescott at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/year-of-shakespeare-troilus-and-cressida-rsc

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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