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Henry IV. Part 2: An Introduction

Synopsis
An introduction to the play’s theme or atmosphere, designed to reproduce the conditions of acting in Elizabethan times such as having the same actors play several roles, thus showing how the plays were originally written for a specific company of actors. Includes extracts from Act II ii (Hal in the tavern with Poins); Act V v (the King and Falstaff).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1971
Duration
12 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
Peter Seabourne
Producer
John Seabourne
Writer
Peter Seabourne
Cast
David Suchet 
George Woodbridge 
Madeline Blakeney 
Michael Pennington 
Roy Marsden 
William Russell 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan stage

Notes

Notes
The video version also contains extracts from Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV Part 1, and Much Ado About Nothing.
History
Released in the US in a shortened version by BFA Educational Media as part of the series Great Scenes from Shakespeare.
Uses
Secondary and further education.

Production Company

Name

Anvil Films

Name

Seabourne Enterprises

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

Distributor (Hire)

Name

National Education Video Library

Contact
John Lovell
Email
tryfannevl@aol.com
Phone
01286 676001 or 07768 105467
Fax
01286 676001
Address
Arfon House
Bontnewydd
Caernarvon
Gwynned
LL54 7UN
Notes
Formerly the National Audio Visual (Aids) Library. No longer holds 16mm material. Retains the negatives and copyright to the EFVA material, but have no viewing copies. Video only. (1/97) Alternative address might be Arfon House, Bontnewydd, Caernarvon, Gwynned LL54 7UN Telephone/Fax 01286 676001

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Phoenix Learning Group

Email
customerservice@phoenixlearninggroup.com
Web
http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com External site opens in new window
Phone
314-569-0211
Address
2439 Chaffeee Drive
Saint Louis
MO 63146-3306
USA

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