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Antony and Cleopatra

Synopsis
Sound recording of Young Peoples Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney with Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango in the title roles The touring production employs ten actors and is heavily edited.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
13 Nov 2013
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Music
Michael Thurber
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Jonathan CakeMark Antony
Joaquina KalukangoCleopatra
Samuel CollingsOctavius Caesar
Ash HunterSextus Pompey
Chuk IwujiEnobarbus
Charise Castro SmithIras
Charise Castro SmithOctavia
Chivas MichaelEros
Chivas MichaelMardian
Chivas MichaelSoothsayer
Henry StramProculeius
Henry StramLepidus
Henry StramMessenger
Ian LassiterAgrippa
Sarah NilesMenas
Sarah NilesCharmian

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Young People’s Shakespeare
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
18th Century
Plays
Antony and Cleopatra
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles

Notes

General
A new co-production by the Royal Shakespeare Company and US co-commissioning partners The Public Theater in New York and Miami’s GableStage, premiered in Stratford- upon-Avon before arriving in the US for engagements in Miami and New York. It is the latest RSC project presented in collaboration with The Ohio State University,
Stills
The play in the late 1700s against the backdrop of Saint-Domingue, on the eve of the Haitian Revolution against the French, bringing to light historical parallels with the story of Antony and Cleopatra.
Textual information
Dramaturgs, James Shapiro and Catherine Sheehy.
Reviews
Ben Brantley ‘Shakespeare Hits the Beach: an Antony and Cleopatra Set in the Caribbean’ in The New York Times (5 March 2014).

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

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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