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Richard II

Synopsis
A National Theatre production staged at the Cottesloe Theatre in 1995 and recorded with a single fixed camera. Fiona Shaw plays King Richard II; Deborah Warner directs.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Recording date
18 Nov 1995
Duration
225 mins

Credits

Director
Deborah Warner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Arturo Annecchino
Animator
Hildegard Bechtler
Cast
Fiona ShawKing Richard II
Brana BajicQueen Isabel
Graham CrowdenJohn of Gaunt
David ThrelfallBolingbroke
Paola DionisottiDuchess of Gloucester
Danny SapaniCaptain of the Welsh army
Danny SapaniBagot
David LyonEarl of Salisbury
David LyonThomas Mowbray
Henry Ian CusickExton’s man
Henry Ian CusickGardener’s man (1)
Jem WallGardener’s man (2)
John McEneryGardener
John McEneryKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
John McEneryLord Willoughby
John RoganLord Marshal
John RoganBishop of Carlisle
Jonathan SingerHerald
Jonathan SingerHarry Percy
Jude AkuwudikeLord Fitzwalter
Jude AkuwudikeSir Stephen Scroope
Julian Rhind-TuttDuke of Aumerle
Michael BryantEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Nicholas GecksBushy
Nicholas GecksDuke of Surrey
Paola DionisottiFirst lady
Paola DionisottiDuchess of York
Richard BremmerSir Piers Exton
Richard BremmerAbbot of Westminster
Rodger StraunHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

Additional Details

Theatre
Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, London
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal
Related items
Role Play [14/07/1997]

Notes

History
Recorded for the National Theatre Archive from the matinee performance. The play was filmed for television (with some cast changes) and transmitted on BBC2 (22 March 1997) in the Performance series and this off-air recording can be viewed at the BFI National Archive, London or accessed through the BUFVC’s off-air recording back-up scheme. The televised version is catalogued separately.
Reviews
The BBC transmission reviewed by Bernard Adams Times Educational Supplement (28 March 1997).

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Archive

Contact
Archivist
Email
http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/ContactUsForm.aspx
Web
https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/about-the-national-theatre/archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7452 3135
Address
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL
UK

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