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Image from Troilus and Cressida, Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
Image from Troilus and Cressida, Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
Image from Troilus and Cressida, Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
Image from Troilus and Cressida, Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
Image from Troilus and Cressida, Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
Performance Details - Troilus and Cressida
Mendes/Ward, Royal Shakespeare Company, April 1990
"Sam Mendes's production...combines angle-poise lamps with Trojan helmets, and khaki tunics with a massive head of Apollo. The contrast between the Trojans and Greeks is strongly emphasised: the Trojans fresh-faced, youthful and altogether cleaner, clearly having access to a nightly bath; the Greeks older, grizzled and grimy, slouched in their massive greatcoats." Jane Edwardes, Time Out 2.5.90
Opening Date: 26 April 1990
Theatre: Swan Theatre
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - Troilus and Cressida
Ciaran Hinds Achilles
Mike Dowling Aeneas
Sylvester Morand Agamemnon
Richard Ridings Ajax
Lloyd Hutchinson Alexander
Julie Saunders Andromache
Simon Austin Antenor
Richard Avery Calchas
Linda Kerr Scott Cassandra
Amanda Root Cressida
Grant Thatcher Diomedes
Sally Dexter Helen
Michael Bott Helenus
Michael Gardiner Menelaus
Alfred Burke Nestor
Norman Rodway Pandarus
John Warnaby Paris
Shura Greenberg Paris' Servant
Paterson Joseph Patroclus
Griffith Jones Priam
Simon Russell Beale Thersites
Ralph Fiennes Troilus
Paul Jesson Ulysses
Anthony Ward designer
Sam Mendes director
Geraint Pughe lighting
Shaun Davey music
William Shakespeare playwright

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