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King Richard II

Synopsis
A version of the play performed on a bare stage. David Birney is Richard.
Series
Shakespearean Drama
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1981
Duration
172 mins

Credits

Director
William Woodman
Producer
Jack Manning; Jack Nakano
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
David BirneyKing Richard II
Mary-Joan NegroQueen Isabel
John McLiamJohn of Gaunt
Paul ShenarBolingbroke
Alvah StanleySir Piers Exton
Charles BerendtGardener
Dan MasonSir Stephen Scroope
DeVeren BookwalterDuke of Aumerle
Drew SynderGroom of King Richard’s stable
Jay RobinsonGardener
Jay T. LoudenbackBushy
Jeff PomerantzThomas Mowbray
John DevlinHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Kate FitzmauriceLady attending the Queen
Lanny BroylesKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
Logan RamseyBishop of Carlisle
Matt ConleyLord Willoughby
Michael CummingBagot
Nan MartinDuchess of York
Nicholas HammondHarry Percy
Peter MacleanEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
William GambleGreen
William H Bassett 
William H BassettDuke of Surrey

Additional Details

Theatre
Globe Playhouse, Los Angeles
Production type
Other
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD 2002, extras include synopsis, biography, quotations, geneaology, scene selection.
Reviews
Rothwell, Kenneth S. and Annabelle Henkin Melzer, Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (London: Mansell, 1990), p. 494.

Forker, Charles R., Richard II on Screen’ in Shakespeare Survey 61: Shakespeare, Sound and Screen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). p. 63-68.

Production Company

Name

Bard Productions Ltd

Name

Century Home Video

Sponsor

Name

Shakespeare Society of America

Address
USA

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
Ceased trading in 2018.
Name

Retail outlets

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