Event The Winter's Tale
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Venue Playhouse (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 4 June 1997
Opening Date 5 June 1997
Last Date 28 June 1997
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Bell Shakespeare Company. "A striking mix of the romantic and the realistic, of the supernatural and the terrestrial, some have called The Winter's Tale a romantic tragic-comedy. As The Winter's Tale opens, Leontes, King of Sicilia, is possessed of an irremovable conviction that his wife Hermione has committed adultery with his closest friend, the visiting King Polixenes of Bohemia. What is evident to everyone else, is that the King's 'diseased opinions' are completely without foundation. Leontes, however, is in the grip of an obsessive jealousy which is terrifying in its intensity".
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Name Function Notes
Lucinda Armour Actor
John Bell Actor
Ralph Cotterill Actor
Michelle Doake Actor
Ron Haddrick Actor
David Hynes Actor
Ivar Kants Actor
Treffyn Koreshoff Actor
Tamblyn Lord Actor
Brendan Markey Actor
Heather Mitchell Actor
Deidre Rubenstein Actor
Duncan Wass Actor
Cheryl Heazlewood Choreographer
Alan John Composer
Genevieve Blanchett Costume Designer
Adam Cook Director
Gavan Swift Lighting Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Justin Kurzel Set Designer
Jane Mitchell Stage Manager
Further Information All information about this production, including programme notes, are available through the Bell Shakespeare Company web site. See the resources and archive links provided at www.bellshakespeare.com.au.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jun/Jul 1997
Event Identifier 23303