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King Henry VIII

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Henry VIII directed by Gregory Doran with Paul Jesson as Henry VIII and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Katherine.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
29 May 1998
Duration
173 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Roger Hellyer
Production Design
Robert Jones
Cast
Paul JessonKing Henry VIII
Jane LapotaireQueen Katherine
David CollingsThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Ian HoggCardinal Wolsey
Claire MarchionneAnne Boleyn
Barry AirdPorter’s Man
Cherry MorrisOld Lady
David BeamesDuke of Suffolk
David HobbsGriffith
Eileen BattyePatience
Guy HenryLord Chamberlain
Jo Stone-FewingsEarl of Surrey
John KaneDuke of Norfolk
Orlando SealeSir Thomas Lovell
Paul GreenwoodDuke of Buckingham
Robert WhitelockThomas Cromwell

Additional Details

Theatre
Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VIII
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped at the Swan, using a single, fixed camera, by the Royal Shakespeare Company 8 November 1996. This production is catalogued separately.
History
First performed in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon November 20 1996. The production went to New York and Washington before returning for a run at the Old Vic, London.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Smallwood, Robert Players of Shakespeare 4: Further Essays in Shakespearian Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998).
[Includes chapters in which Paul Jesson and Jane Lapotaire discuss their roles as Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon in Gregory Doran’s production].

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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