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Henry V

Synopsis
A video recording of Shakespeare Globe Theatre’s production of Henry V with an all-male, multi-racial cast of 15. Mark Rylance is Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1997

Credits

Director
Richard Olivier
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Philip Pickett
Production Design
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Mark RylanceKing Henry V
John McEneryArchbishop of Canterbury
Toby CockerellKatherine
Christian CamargoDauphin
Ben WaldenMontjoy
Ben WaldenBardolph
Ben WaldenAlice
Bill StewartEarl of Westmoreland
Bill StewartNim
Christian CamargoQueen Isabel
Christian CamargoSir Thomas Grey
Craig PinderLord Rambures
Craig PinderMacmorris
Craig PinderRichard, Earl of Cambridge
David FielderFluellen
David FielderFrench soldier (Le Fer)
David LearDuke of Gloucester
John McEneryGovernor of Harfleur
John McEneryPistol
Matthew ScurfieldDuke of Exeter
Nick FletcherDuke of Bedford
Nick FletcherJamy
Rory EdwardsDuke of Orleans
Steven SkybellConstable of France
Steven SkybellHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Toby CockerellBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Vincent BrimbleHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Vincent BrimbleGower
William RussellKing Charles VI of France
William RussellSir Thomas Erpingham
William RussellBishop of Ely

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Red Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; All-male casts; Doubling of roles
Related items
Henry V at the Globe

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.
General
The jig at the end of the production is based on Will Kemp’s jig with modern lyrics by the company.
History
The production ran 14 June-21 September 1997, press night June 4 in the Festival of Firsts season.
Reviews
Research Bulletin (No. 2, March 1998). Includes textual cuts, director’s notes, actor’s comments on preview and rehearsal notes. (http://shakespeares-globe.org). Accessed 6/2009.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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