Ceremony of Innocence, The

In this adaptation of the Ronald Ribman play, 11th century England is a land bloodied, embattled and beset by hordes of invading pagan Danes and disputatious nobles. The vacillating King Ethelred is drained of the decisive initiative he needs to save his throne and reputation. With its exquisite lighting and liberal use of close shots, this production conveys the claustrophobic miasma of fear and violence of a period when lives were undoubtedly nasty, short and brutish.

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1972, Drama, 90 minutes, Color

Cast: James Broderick, Richard Kiley, Larry Gates, Jessie Royce Landis


Written by: Ronald Ribman

Music by: Charles Gross

Directed by: Arthur Seidelman


Produced by: Bob Markell


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975

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