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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Antony and Cleopatra: RSC in Trevor Nunn's Production of (1974, Trevor Nunn)

TitleAntony and Cleopatra: RSC in Trevor Nunn's Production of
Release LocationsGB
DirectorTrevor Nunn
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs, 42 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsAntony and Cleopatra (teleplay)


A television recording of a 1972 RSC production of Antony, which was subsequently restaged at London's Aldwych theatre in 1973. It was transmitted in England on July 8, 1974 and in the USA on ABC Network on Jan. 4, 1975. UK package distributed by TSO* includes teaching notes prepared by Ina Calvey, Principal Lecturer in Education at Oxford Polytechnic

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

AlexasDarien Angadi
IrasMavis Taylor Blake
SoothsayerJohn Bott
DiomedesLoftus Burton
VentidiusConstantin De Goguel
MecaenasPatrick Godfrey
DecretasJonathan Holt
Fig SellerGeoffrey Hutchings
AntonyRichard Johnson
ThidiasBen Kingsley
MardianSidney Livingstone
AgrippaPhilip Locke
ErosJoe Marcell
CharmianRosemary McHale
DolabellaMartin Milman
Eunuchs, kings, servants, watchmen, soldiers, etc.not specified
SchoolteacherLeonard Pierce
ProculeiusTim Pigott-Smith
OctaviusCorin Redgrave
OctaviaMary Rutherford
EnobarbusSir Patrick Stewart
CleopatraJanet Suzman
LepidusRaymond Westwell

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorTrevor Nunn
DirectorJon Scoffield
ProducerCecil Clarke
ProducerLorna Mason
Tape EditorJohn Hawkins
ComposerGuy Woolfenden
Fight CoordinatorB. H. Barry
CostumesStuart Gurrell
MakeupShirley Muslim
LightingJim Boyers
Vision MixerFelicity Maton
AudioHenry Bird
CameraDennis Bartlett
ProductionMichael Bailey
ProductionAnn Curtis
ProductionChristopher Morley
EngineerJim Reeves

Company Overview

Playgroup Royal Shakespeare Company

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell