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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Comedy of Errors (1964, Peter Duguid)

TitleThe Comedy of Errors
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Duguid
Length1 hrs, 32 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Comedy of Errors (recording)


A part of the quatercentenary celebration of Shakespeare's birth, this RSC production was adapted for television as a New Year's day treat for British audiences during an engagement at the Aldwych Theatre in London

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

SolinusDonald Sinden
AegeonJohn Welsh
Antipholus Of EphesusIan Richardson
Antipholus Of SyracuseAlec McCowen
Dromio Of EphesusClifford Rose
Dromio Of SyracuseBarry MacGregor
AngeloKen Wynne
First MerchantPhilip Black
Second MerchantJohn Hussey
PinchDerek Smith
AemiliaMadoline Thomas
AdrianaDiana Rigg
LucianaJanet Suzman
LuceCaroline Maud
CourtesanSuzan Engel
A GaolerMartin Jenkins
BalthazarMichael Murray
A MessengerRonald Falk
An OfficerJohn Corvin
CastBarbara Barnett
CastShaun Curry
CastValerie Cutts
CastJames Falkland
CastPeter Geddis
CastBrian Harrison
CastRobert Jennings
CastMarshall Jones
CastPhilippa Urquhart
CastTim Wylton

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Duguid
ProducerPeter Luke
ProducerClifford Williams
ComposerPeter Wishart
CostumesAnthony Powell
ProductionClifford Williams
ProductionJohn Wyckham

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell