One of the earliest hits for the newly established RSC, Michael Elliott’s sparkling version of Shakespeare's comedy is still remembered with joy by a generation of theatre-goers.
The design was dominated by a huge oak tree, but the production is most memorable for Vanessa Redgrave’s luminous Rosalind, supported by Max Adrian and Ian Bannen. Fortunately, the BBC made a studio recording, which here receives an exceptionally rare screening.
Performance directed by Michael Elliot 1961 UK 1963 Dir Ronald Eyre
Due to unforeseen circumstances,Vanessa Redgrave is no longer able to attend this event as previously listed.
Curated by John Wyver, RSC Director of Screen Productions, in association with the Barbican
Please note that the appearance of the actors as listed is subject to their professional commitments. Full credits can be found online via the invaluable BUFVC database Shakespeare