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Tender Thing, A

Synopsis
Video recording of Ben Power’s play which takes Romeo and Juliet as a starting point for a story about two older lovers. Though the words are all Shakespeare’s, the scenes have been shuffled and speeches reattributed to produce a wistful meditation on an enduring marriage. The lovers are played by Kathryn Hunter and Richard McCabe.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
Helena Kaut-Howson
Writer
Ben Power
Music
John Woolf
Production Design
Neill Murray
Cast
Richard McCabeRomeo
Kathryn HunterJuliet

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
ageing; old people; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

History
The production played in repertory 27 September - 20 October 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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