Shakespeare's Two Noble Kinsmen, a passionate tale

Author: Opus Arte

How long is forever? This late romance examines love in all its fluid and complex forms.

  • The Two Noble Kinsmen | Copyright: © 2021, Shakespeare's Globe Trust

    The Two Noble Kinsmen © 2021, Shakespeare's Globe Trust

  • The Two Noble Kinsmen | Copyright: © Nobby Clark

    The Two Noble Kinsmen © Nobby Clark

  • The Two Noble Kinsmen | Copyright: © Nobby Clark

    The Two Noble Kinsmen © Nobby Clark

‘This hand shall never more come near thee with such friendship’

How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In this late romance, Fletcher and Shakespeare examine love in all its fluid and complex forms.

Barrie Rutter, recipient of the 2003 Sam Wanamaker Award, directs his first play since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides.

Inspired by the play’s Morris language and references, Two Noble Kinsmen is set in pastoral ‘Merrie England’ and brought to life with original music composed by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, and dance choreographed by Ewan Wardrop.

Genre Theatre
Production year 2018
Production Company Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Duration 130 minutes
Video format 1080i High Definition
Director Barrie Rutter
Choreography by Ewan Wardrop
Composer Eliza Carthy
TV Director Ian Russell
Distribution DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd



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