British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Henry VI

Synopsis
First of a three-part televised adaptation of Shakespeare’s minor tetralogy (three parts of Henry VI and Richard III) encompassing the period from the loss of the British Empire in France to the founding of the Tudor dynasty. Originally a Royal Shakespeare Company production directed by Peter Hall and John Barton, the four plays were condensed into three screenplays: Henry VI, Edward I and Richard III. This part ends with Margaret lamenting Suffolk’s death (2 Henry VI, IV iv).
Series
Wars of the Roses, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Notes
A written transcript of the series is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Wars of the Roses Discussion

Credits

Director
John Barton; Michael Hayes; Peter Hall; Robin Midgley
Producer
Michael Barry
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
John Barton
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Costume
John Bury
Art Direction
John Bury
Cast
Anthony Boden 
Brewster Mason 
Charles Kay 
Charles Thomas 
Clive Morton 
Colette O’Neil 
David Hargreaves 
David Rowlands 
David Waller 
David Warner 
Donald Burton 
Donald Layne-Smith 
Donald Sinden 
Gareth Morgan 
Gavin Morrison 
Hugh Sullivan 
James Laurenson 
Janet Suzman 
John Hales 
John Normington 
Johnston Forbes-Robertson 
Madoline Thomas 
Murray Brown 
Nicholas Selby 
Paul Hardwick 
Peggy Ashcroft 
Peter Gale 
Peter Geddis 
Philip Brack 
Rhys McConnochie 
Roger Jones (2) 
Sheila Grant 
Stanley Lebor 
Stephen Hancock 
Ted Valentine 
William Dysart 
William Squire 

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
View this record on the Shakespeare site for additional details

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 262 times.