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Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1968
Swan Theatre, 1990, RSC
Barbican Theatre's The Pit, 1991, RSC

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
1960
Directors: Peter Hall and John Barton.
Setting and Costumes: Leslie Hurry. Music: Humphrey Searle.
Lighting: John Wyckham. Music Adviser: Raymond Leppard.
Music Director: Brian Priestman.

CharacterPlayed By
ProloguePaul Hardwick
Trojans
Priam, King of TroyClifford Rose
Hector, his sonDerek Godfrey
Troilus, his sonDenholm Elliott
Paris, his sonDavid Sumner
Deiphobus, his sonDon Webster
Helenus, his sonChristopher Cruise
Margarelon, his sonRoger Bizley
Aeneas, Trojan CommanderDonald Douglas
Antenor, Trojan CommanderRoy Dotrice
Calchas, a priestStephen Thorne
Cressida, his daughterDorothy Tutin
Pandarus, Cressida's uncleMax Adrian
Cassandra, Priam's daughterFrances Cuka
Andromache, Hector's wifeDiana Rigg
Alexander, Cressida's servantClive Swift
Paris' ServantRoy Dotrice
Troilus' PageJames Langley
Greeks
Agamemnon, General of the armyPeter Jeffrey
Menelaus, his brotherWalter Brown
Ulysses, his CommanderEric Porter
Ajax, his CommanderPaul Hardwick
Achilles, his CommanderPatrick Allen
Nestor, his CommanderJames Bree
Patroclus, his CommanderDinsdale Landen
Diomedes, his CommanderDavid Buck
ThersitesPeter O'Toole
Helen, Menelaus' wifeElizabeth Sellars
Attandants and SoldiersSusan Maryott, Barbara Barnett, Gloria Dolskie, Maroussia Frank, Mandy Miller, Dave Thomas, Julian Battersby, James Kerry, Philip Voss, William Wallis

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
April-December 1968 season
Director: John Barton. Designer: Timothy O'Brien.
Music: Guy Woolfenden. Lighting: John Bradley.
Assistant to the Director: Nicholas Young. Assistant to the Designer: Tazeena Firth.
Dances: Christie Dickason

CharacterPlayed By
HelenSheila Allen
Agamemnon, Greek CommanderBryan Robson
Nestor, Greek CommanderClifford Rose
Ulysses, Greek CommanderSebastian Shaw
Menelaus, Greek CommanderTed Valentine
Ajax, Greek CommanderRichard Moore
Achilles, Greek CommanderAlan Howard
Patroclus, Greek CommanderJohn Shrapnel
Diomedes, Greek CommanderEric Allan
Calchas, a Trojan renegadeGeorge Cormack
Thersites, a foolNorman Rodway
PrologueDavid Bailie or Peter Cochran or Ian Dyson or Stephen Greif or Hugh Keays Byrne or Douglas Stender or Gareth Thomas
Priam, King of TroyJohn Kay
Hector, Priam's sonPatrick Stewart
Paris, Priam's sonBernard Lloyd
Helenus, Priam's sonDavid Firth
Deiphobus, Priam's sonStephen Turner
Margarelon, Priam's sonGareth Thomas
Troilus, Priam's sonMichael Williams
Aeneas, Trojan CommanderBen Kingsley
Antenor, Trojan CommanderDouglas Stender
Pandarus, uncle to CressidaDavid Waller
Page, servant to TroilusStephen Hughes
Alexander, servant to CressidaJohn York
Servant to ParisPhilip Manikum
Cressida, daughter to CalchasHelen Mirren
Cassandra, daughter to PriamSusan Fleetwood
Andromache, wife to HectorDiane Fletcher
Soldiers and AttendantsTrevor Adams, Richard Jones Barry, Caroline Burt, Hugh Keays Byrne, Madeleine Cannon, Peter Cochran, Ralph Cotterill, Ian Dyson, Stephen Greif, Richard Knott, Glynne Lewis, Stuart McGugan, Lyn Moore, Robert Oates, Peter Tulbury, Maggie Wright
MusiciansJeremy Barlow, Gordon Bennett, Anthony Gladstone, Trevor Green, David Munrow, Derek Oldfield, Robert Pritchard, Gareth Richards, Edward Watson, Robin Weatherall

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Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
First performance: 18th April 1990

CharacterPlayed By
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Barbican Theatre's The Pit
First performance: 12th June 1991
Director: Sam Mendes. Designer: Anthony Ward.
Lighting: Geraint Pughe. Music: Shaun Davey.
Fights: Terry King. Original Sound: Andrea J Cox.
Recreated by: Jeremy Dunn. Music Director: Peter Washtell.
Casting Director: Siobhan Bracke. Assistant Director: Clarissa Brown.
Design Assistant: Alison Cartledge.

Ciaran Hinds
CharacterPlayed By
Greeks
Agamemnon, the Greek GeneralSylvester Morand
Menelaus, his brotherMichael Gardiner
Nestor, CommanderAlfred Burke
Ulysses, CommanderPaul Jesson
Ajax, CommanderRichard Ridings
Achilles, Commander
Diomedes, CommanderGrant Thatcher
Patroclus, CommanderPeter De Jersey
ThersitesSimon Russell Beale
Calchas, a Trojan renegadeRichard Avery
Helen, Menelaus' wifeSally Dexter
Trojans
Priam, King of TroyGriffith Jones
Troilus, his sonsPaterson Joseph
Hector, his sonsDavid Troughton
Paris, his sonsJohn Warnaby
Helenus, his sonsMichael Bott
Cassandra, his daughterKatrina Levon
Aeneas, CommanderMike Dowling
Antenor, CommanderSimon Austin
CressidaAmanda Root
Pandarus, her uncleNorman Rodway
Andromache, Hector's wifeJulie Saunders
Paris' ServantShura Greenberg
Alexander, Cressida's servantLloyd Hutchinson
Musicians
Flute/Piccolo/WhistlesChristopher Lacey
Oboe/Shawm/RecorderCaroline Marwood
Trumpet/PercussionRoderick Tearle
PercussionBernard Shaw
Keyboards/PercussionPeter Washtell

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