Ian McKellen Stage
Albert Finney,  Robert Stephens, Ian McKellen
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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Ian McKellen in the role of Claudio
Old Vic, London
16 February 1965
CAST
Don Pedro
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Albert Finney
Don John
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Derek Jacobi
Claudio
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Ian McKellen
Benedick
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Robert Stephens
A Lord
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Neil Fitzpatrick
Leonato
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Gerald James
Antonio
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Harry Lomax
Hero
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Caroline John
Beatrice
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Maggie Smith
Ursula
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Elizabeth Burger
Margaret
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Lynn Redgrave
Conrade
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Edward Petherbridge
Borachio
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Tom Kempinski
Balthasar
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Bruce Purchase
The Messenger
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Michael Byrne
Women of Leonato's household
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Jennie Heslewood, Pauline Taylor
Coffee boy
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Alan Ridgeway
Dogberry
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Frank Finlay
Verges
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Michael Rothwell
The Sexton
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Reginald Green
First Watchman
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Peter John
Second Watchman
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Ron Pember
Other Watchmen
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David Hargreaves, Ronald Pickup, Michael York
Friar Francis
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Frank Wylie
Trumpeter
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Peter White
Trombonist
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Alan Hutt
Clarinettist
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John Foley
Drummer
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Laurie Morgan
Guitarist
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Charles Gregory
Inanimates
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Christopher Chittell, Nicholad Edmett
Inanimates
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Gillian Ferguson, Kay Gallie, Roy Holder
Inanimates
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Christopher Timothy
OTHER CREDITS
Production and scenery by Franco Zeffirelli, Textual Revision by Robert Graves, Costumes by Peter J. Hall, Music by Nino Rota, Dances arranged by Romayne Grigorova, Lighting by Brian Freeland, Assistant to the Producer Piers Haggard, Stage Manager Diana Boddington