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Crew Credits & 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 - FirstAssistant 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]   

 

 

Notes:

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.

 

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!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PHOTOGRAPHS USED ON THIS PAGE COPYRIGHT ASSERTIONS:

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The Apple ©1980 Golan Globus Productions

 The Champions © 1968 Carlton International Media Limited

 UFO © 1970 Carlton International Media Limited

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

 

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