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Pericles: Prince of Tyre (1983, David Jones)

TitlePericles: Prince of Tyre
Release LocationsGB
DirectorDavid Jones
MediumColor video
Length3 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
Play ConnectionsPericles (teleplay)
SeriesThe Shakespeare Plays


The textual authority for the play is the 1951 Peter Alexander edition of Shakespeare's plays, as modified by the director. This production of a rarely staged play displays the same resourcefulness in invoking the ambiance of the eastern Mediterranean that made the 1984 Comedy of Errors so visually attractive. The sounds of the sea are everywhere on the sound track to remind the audience that this narrative drama of the peregrinations of Pericles is every bit as sea-drenched as Midsummer Night's Dream is moon-drenched

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

AntiochusJohn Woodvine
Antiochus' DaughterEdita Brychia
PericlesMike Gwilym
HelicanusGodfrey Patrick
Escanes/PanderToby Salaman
ThaliardRobert Ashby
CleonNorman Rodway
DionyzaAnnette Crosbie
SimonidesPatrick Allen
ThaisaJuliet Stevenson
MarinaAmanda Redmond
LychoridaValerie Lush
LysimachusPatrick Ryecart
CerimonClive Swift
LeonineNick Brumble
Goddess DianaElayne Sharling
PhilemonEdward Clayton
GowerEdward Petherbridge
BoultTrevor Peacock
BawdLila Kaye
CastRobert Ashby
CastJohn Bardon
CastRoger Bizley
CastEdward Clayton
CastRichard Derrington
CastPeter Gordon
CastMitchell Iain
CastMalcolm Kaye
CastFrances Kelly
CastAdam Kurakin
Several Others (Knights, Lords, Attendants, Musicians, Fishermen, Knaves, etc.)not specified
CastStephen Oxley
CastChristopher Ravenscroft
CastChristopher Saul

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorDavid Jones
ProducerShaun Sutton
EditorDave Hambelton
ComposerMartin Best
ChoreographyGeraldine Stephenson
Adaptor/TranslatorDavid Snodin
Production ManagerAlan Charlesworth
MakeupDawn Alcock
CostumesColin Lavers
LightingSam Barclay
SoundAnthony Chick
CameraRon Green
Production AssociateFraser Lowden
ProductionDon Taylor
AdviserJohn Wilders

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell