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Melissa Arctic

Synopsis
Video recording of the world premiere of Craig Wright’s play reworking The Winter’s Tale. The play is set in the fictitious small town of Pine City, Minnestota in 1970. Wright retains Shakespeare’s plot and characters (including the bear) but changes the ending.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2004
Duration
140 (inc. interval)

Credits

Director
Aaron Posner
Writer
Craig Wright
Music
Craig Wright
Production Design
Tony Cisek
Cast
Ian Merrill PeakesLeonard Mattson (Leontes, King of Sicily)
Holly TwyfordMina (Hermione)
Miriam Liora GanzMelissa Willoughby (Perdita)
Dori LeggCindy Linda (Paulina)
David MarksAlec Willoughby (Old Shepherd)
Kelly AuCoinPaul Anderson (Polixenes)
Kiah VictoriaTime, as Chorus
Mark J. SullivanFerris Anderson (Florizel)
Michael WillisAlan ‘Lindy’ Linda (Antigonus)

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); alternative endings
Related items
"It is a Copy out of Mine"

Notes

General
Originally commissioned by The Jungle Theater, Minneapolis, MN
History
The production ran January 23-February 29, 2004
Reviews
Rich See http://www.curtainup.com/melissaarctic.html (accessed 11/2013).

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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