The RSC's 1998/99 production of THE WINTER'S TALE, performed at the Barbican Theatre, London, is presented here WITH commentary from key members of the cast and the RSC production team.
This production is highly acclaimed:
"A masterful version of one of the very greatest plays . . . not to be missed." Sher's Leontes . . . a performance of overwhelming psychotic intensity . . . thrilling."
"Powerfully affecting theatre. . . that sets the stage ablaze."
(The Daily Telegraph)
"One of Sher's most intense, most fully achieved performances. . . its greatest subtly lies in portraying the side of Leontes that Leontes doesn't know"
"Magnificent. . . Doran and Jones' brilliant imagination."
(The Sunday Times)
"Alexandra Gilbreath's stunning Hermione . . . the supreme insight of both actress and director is that Hermione feels sorrow rather than rancour for her diseased husband."
"Sher is a dynamic revelation. . . Estelle Kohler, a magnificently indomitable paulina."
(The Independent on Sunday)
"Greg Doran's triumphant production of THE WINTER'S TALE."