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Richard II

Synopsis
A video recording of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s all-male production of Richard II with Mark Rylance in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2003
Duration
180 incl. interval

Credits

Director
Tim Carroll
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen; William Lyons
Costume
Jenny Tiramani; Luca Costigliolo
Cast
Mark RylanceKing Richard II
Michael BrownQueen Isabel
John McEneryJohn of Gaunt
Liam BrennanBolingbroke
William OsborneDuchess of Gloucester
Albie WoodingtonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Bill StewartEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Chu OmambalaDuke of Aumerle
Gerald KydHarry Percy
John McEneryKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
John McEneryGardener
Justin ShevlinBushy
Justin ShevlinSir Piers Exton
Patrick BrennanSir Stephen Scroope
Patrick BrennanSecond man of Sir Piers of Exton
Patrick BrennanBagot
Patrick BrennanGardener’s man (1)
Patrick ToomeyServing man to the Duke of York (Servant)
Patrick ToomeyLord Fitzwalter
Peter ShoreDuchess of York
Peter ShoreyLord Ross
Richard GlavesLady attending the Queen
Richard GlavesGreen
Richard GlavesExton’s man
Terence McGinityGardener’s man (2)
Terence McGinityThomas Mowbray
Terence McGinityGroom of King Richard’s stable
William OsborneBishop of Carlisle

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Men’s Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); All-male casts

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.
History
The play ran 8 May-27 September 2003 (press night May 14) in the Season of Regime Change. The play was broadcast live on BBC4 7 September 2003. This transmission may be viewed at the BFI National Archive, London by appointment.
Reviews
Lizzie Loveridge, Richard II http://www.curtainup.com/globe-richard.html

Desson, Alan C. Shakespeare Bulletin 22 no. 1 (2004) pp. 43-50 (review article).

For a detailed account of the rehearsal process, and comments from actors on their roles, visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm

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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