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Henry V

Synopsis
National Theatre recording on a single, fixed camera of the modern-dress production of Henry V directed by Nicholas Hynter and designed by Tim Hatley.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 May 2003
Duration
180 (incl. 20min interval)

Credits

Director
Nicholas Hytner
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Simon Webb
Production Design
Tim Hatley
Cast
Adrian LesterKing Henry V
Penny DownieChorus
William GauntArchbishop of Canterbury
Felicite Du JeuKatherine
Adam LevyDauphin
Cecilia NobleHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Cecilia NobleQueen Isabel
David KennedyBardolph
David KennedyMichael Williams
David WestonBishop of Ely
David WestonSir Thomas Erpingham
Desmond BarritSir John Falstaff
Faz SinghatehEarl of Westmoreland
Iain MitchellConstable of France
Ian HoggKing Charles VI of France
Jamie HardingFrench soldier (Le Fer)
John NormingtonGovernor of Harfleur
Jude AkuwudikePistol
Marian McLoughlinAlice
Mark SpringerDuke of Bourbon
Mark SpringerSir Thomas Grey
Nick SampsonDuke of Orleans
Nick SampsonRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Peter BlytheDuke of Exeter
Peter BlytheFluellen
Robert HorwellDuke of York
Robert HorwellAlexander Court
Robert HorwellNim
Rohan SivaJamy
Rohan SivaMontjoy
Rupert WickhamGower
Rupert WickhamAmbassador
Russsell ToveyBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Tim TreloarDuke of Bedford
Tim TreloarJohn Bates
Tom McKayDuke of Gloucester
Tom McKayHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Tony DevlinMacmorris
Tony DevlinEarl of Warwick
William GauntDuke of Burgundy

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Colourblind casting
Related items
Henry V
Henry V

Notes

Notes
A transcript of the NT Platform conversation, in which Daniel Rosenthal talks to director Nicholas Hynter about the directorial decisions behind the production can be read by visiting http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=16746.

Jane Edwardes, Mark Shenton and Carole Woddis offer differing opinions on the production. Dominic Cavendish hosts an interview which took place 16 May 2003. The discussion (catalogued separately) can be listened to on http://www.theatrevoice.com (accessed 5/2007).
General
Many believed the production, Hynter’s first as Director of the National Theatre, to be a response to Britain’s involvement in the war in Iraq.
History
Opening night 6 May 2003. Matinee performance recorded.

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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