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Henry IV

Synopsis
Screen version of the 2014 Donmar production of both of Shakespeare’s plays about Henry IV, restaged with a live audience at a bespoke venue in King’s Cross. An all-female production, presented as if played by inmates of a women’s prison.
Series
Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2018
Notes
The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. It was followed by Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016.
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
prisons; Gender reversal

Online availability

URI
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0696d4w/henry-iv
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Producer
John Wyver; Kate Pakenham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Cast
Harriet Walter 
Jackie Clune 
Jade Anouka 
Jennifer Joseph 
Karen Dunbar 
Leah Harvey 
Martina Laird 
Sheila Atim 
Shiloh Coke 
Sophie Stanton 
Zainab Hasan 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£25
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
131 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Donmar Warehouse

Email
office@donmarwarehouse.com
Web
https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
3 Dryden Street
London
WC2E 9NA
Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte Media Productions

Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01435 811511
Fax
01435 811518
Address
Silver Oak Farm
Waldron
Heathfield
East Sussex
TN21 0RS
 

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