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Vladek Sheybal Online

Crew Credits and Other

In addition to his numerous acting appearances, Vladek Sheybal was also a Film/TV and Theatre Director, a Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist, Playwright and Drama Teacher and it is on this page that these credits are listed

List of abbreviations used:

 

 

DIR TV

Directed TV

DIR TH

Directed Theatre

DIR F

Directed Film,

ADIR F1

First Assistant Director Film,

SCW

Wrote the screenplay for TV and Film

CMP

Composed the music

STAR

Starred in

PWR

Wrote the play

PRD

Producer

ADP

Adapted screenplay for TV

ENG

English Production

POL

Polish Production

OTH

Other Production for Country shown by Name

TCR

Teacher [Drama and Acting]

 

 

NOTE

 

Before he arrived in England, Vladek spent two years teaching at the Stanislavski School of Acting in Warsaw where he had previously been a student.

 

1959

Teacher, Oxford University

TCR

Two years of own Acting Classes at Oxford University under the auspices of Professor Neville Coghill ±

 

Khovanschina

by Mussorgsky

DIR TH, ENG

Oxford University Opera Club [i]

 

1960

I Pagliacci

PRD, ENG

Operatic Production for BBC Television

 

All Good Children

PRD, DRT TH

A play by Donald Howarth

The play is staged at The Little Theatre, Bromley where Vladek was the Joint Director. Later, it becomes so successful it is moved to The Hampstead Theatre Group, London

 

1961

Ronyon Genette

DIR TV, ADP, ENG

Television Playhouse Production by Anhuille for Granada TV

Followed by a period under contract as a Director for Granada TV in London and Manchester ±

 

A Brother for Joe

DIR TV (6 episodes), ENG

Serial TV

 

The Purgatory

DIR TV, ENG

Operatic Production by Gordon Cross ± for BBC2 Television

 

1962

Choice of Weapons

DIR TV, ENG

Television Playhouse Production for TV

 

1962/3

Teacher at RADA, London

TCR

Professor of Stanislavski Method at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London ±

 

1964

The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

DIR TH, ENG

Regents Park Theatre, London

This production was chosen by London Arts Council to tour India, Ceylon, Singapore and Hong Kong [i]

 

1967

The Gates to Paradise/Vrata raja

ADIR F1 for Andrzej Wajda, ENG

Great Britain and Yugoslavia Joint Production

 

1977

Teacher, Brisbane Australia

TCR

Teaches acting course at the Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Brisbane, Australia ±

 

1980

All about a Prima Ballerina

STAR (Marcus), DIR F, SCW, CMP

English feature film shown once at the London Film Festival and The Berlin Festival as a special entry. It was also shown on the Arthouse Circuit in the USA but has

never been given a general release

 

1983

Teacher, London

TCR

Teaches intensive acting courses at the London Academy of TV, London ±

 

 

[i] dates provided by Artur Patek

± information provided by Brian Lamb

 

 

The following credits are as yet undated and have been listed separately until dates can be verified, at which time they will be incorporated into the above listing.

 

 

The Millionairess

by BG Shaw

DIR TH, OTH [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam Theatre

 

Nathander Wise

by Lessing

DIR TH, OTH [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam Theatre

 

Judith

by de Peyret Chappuis

DIR TH, OTH [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam Theatre

 

Golden Coach

by Merimee

DIR TH, ENG

London Theatre

 

The Master Builder

by Ibsen

DIR TH, ENG

London Theatre

 

 

Conventions

In the early 1990's Vladek was a guest at the following two conventions.

 

26th September 1992

James Bond 30th Anniversary Party

Pinewood Studios

 

26-27th May 1990

Fanderson '90

The Mount Royal Hotel, London

 

Vladek was also meant to participate in a second convention for Fanderson:

'Project Straker' - but an eye infection meant he could not attend.

 

Radio

In the late eighties, Vladek worked with Dulwich Community Radio, [the forerunner for South Cleveland Hospital Radio] on a series of light hearted voluntary shows called "Media Matters." Programmes were a cross between Desert Island Discs and Does the Team Think. Guests on the programmes would be Producers, Actors & Agents etc and included a 3-5 minute session where the participants could "plug" their relevant shows/books/appearances etc - [these parts of the programmes were kept short so as not to alienate the listeners] and the guests would act as co-presenters interviewing each other on many topics in order to provide a humorous take on life.

 

Although the programmes were presented live, Vladek wanted to be sure he was in a safe environment in a non-threatening atmosphere where things could be tried out, without any threats of commercialism hanging in the air, and agreed to participate only if the programmes could be pre-recorded.

In fact, when Vladek appeared for the first taping in 1987/88 at Dulwich, he had injured his hand [saying that he had "attempted a self crucifixion"] by falling on a nail earlier in the day; the crew took him to Dulwich Hospital.

After the first programme was taped, Vladek was happy with the format and agreed to do them live after that, with his participation coming via a live link from a studio in London. Vladek was also happy to participate in promotional activities and had looked into making a radio drama of his theatre work in "The Eagle and The Serpent" but unfortunately this did not happen.

 

 

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My thanks here to Alex Lewczuk who provided this information, Alex was one of the participants and presenters on the shows, and being Polish by birth himself worked closely with Vladek, noting that Vladek was very much a core part of the team and would still be a regular participant if he were still here today.

 

With Alex's help, it is hoped to eventually link to some of these shows once the links are established, so please bear with us.

 

Recordings

In 1991 Vladek made a recording of his own song "I am a Dracula."

 

This production tells the story of Dracula living in a shabby basement room in South Kensington, London.

 

The Count is telling his woes to an observer, who by the end of the song, has naturally become Dracula's latest meal!

 

COPYRIGHT ASSERTIONS

 

 

Photos used above are copyrighted to their respected owners.

 

The Boyfriend © © 1971 Metro Goldwyn Mayey Inc

From Russia with Love © 1963 Danjaq LLC & United Artists Corporation

The Apple © Golan Globus Productions Inc.

UFO © Carlton International Media

 

 

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