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Musique: Guy Woolfenden • Paroles: Trevor Nunn • Livret: William Shakespeare • Production originale: 7 versions mentionnées
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Genèse: The Royal Shakespeare Company production, directed by Nunn, choreographed by Gillian Lynne, and designed by John Napier, opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 29 September 1976. The cast included Mike Gwilym as Antipholus of Ephesus, Roger Rees as Antipholus of Syracuse, Nickolas Grace as Dromio of Ephesus, Michael Williams as Dromio of Syracuse, and Judi Dench as Adriana, with Francesca Annis, Richard Griffiths, Griffith Jones, and John Woodvine in supporting roles. The production later transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in the West End in London, where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1977. Philip Casson directed a television production based on Nunn's concept for ITV. Featuring most of the original cast, the programme was broadcast on 18 April 1978. The Acting Company staged the musical at the Women's Project Theater in New York City in May 2001. It was directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joey McKneely. The production then toured the United States, playing in, among other venues, the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona in April 2001.
Résumé: While enjoying a holiday in Ephesus, Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse are mistaken for their long-lost twin brothers Dromio and Antipholus of Ephesus by Adriana, who is married to the latter. Certain her husband's wandering eye has noticed the many temptations awaiting him in town, she is determined to win back his undivided attention. Comic complications arise when she pursues the wrong Antipholus and tries to woo him home.
Création: 29/9/1976 - Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford-Upon-Avon) - représ.