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Life of Henry V, The

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play, produced and directed by Leonard Brett and Royston Morley and starring Clement McCallin as King Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
22 Apr 1951 at 20:33 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
135 mins
Availability
Unavailable

Credits

Director
Royston Morley
Producer
Leonard Brett; Royston Morley
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Clement McCallinKing Henry V
Marius GoringChorus
Varvara PitoeffKatherine
Olaf PooleyDauphin
Archie DuncanJamy
Cameron HallNim
Edward LexyMacmorris
Frank TickleJohn Bates
Frederick RossSir Thomas Erpingham
Geoffrey KeenGower
George WoodbridgeBardolph
John Glyn JonesFluellen
Michele ClementAlice
Norman ClaridgeKing Charles VI of France
Robert Brown (2)Michael Williams
Virginia WinterHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Willoughby GrayPistol

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry V

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 2.389 (BBC Play Library)

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a typescript.
History
First full-length television adaptation of the play in Britain.
Stills
Black-and-white still in the 1952 BBC Yearbook.

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