Henry V

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1984 production of Henry V. Directed by Adrian Noble with Kenneth Branagh in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
17 Jan 1985
Duration
210 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Howard Blake
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Kenneth BranaghKing Henry V
Ian MacDiarmidChorus
Harold InnocentArchbishop of Canterbury
Cecile PaoliKatherine
Nicholas WoodestonDauphin
Adam BarehamGower
Andrew JarvisRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Andy ReadmanSoldier
Arthur KohnMacmorris
Arthur KohnSir Thomas Grey
Bernard HorsfallPistol
Brian BlessedDuke of Exeter
Christopher RavenscroftMontjoy
Craig PriestleyBoy (Falstaff’s page)
David PhelanPrince John (Duke of Bedford)
David Taylor (2)Boy (Falstaff’s page)
Derek CreweNim
Dexter FletcherBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Ian MackenzieDuke of Orleans
John RoganBardolph
Jonathan Scott-TaylorDuke of Gloucester
Malcolm StorryMichael Williams
Martin ChallisIrvine
Martin ChallisBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Martin ChallisSimon
Norman HenryGovernor of Harfleur
Norman HenrySir Thomas Erpingham
Patricia RoutledgeHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Paul GregoryEarl of Westmoreland
Paul McGreevyBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Peter Miles (2)Earl of Grandpre
Peter TheedomJohn Bates
Peter TheedomJamy
Richard EastonConstable of France
Sarah WoodwardSoldier
Sebastian ShawKing Charles VI of France
Sebastian ShawBishop of Ely
Sion ProbertFluellen
Stephen SimmsHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Wayne WeatherheadBoy
Yvonne CouletteAlice

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Henry V

Notes

General
In preparation for his role Kenneth Branagh famously sought an audience with Prince Charles to solicit HRH’s thoughts about the nature of monarchy.

It is not known which young actor played Boy in this recording.
History
Press night 28 March 1984. The production transferred to the Barbican.
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
Roger Warren, Shakespeare Quarterly 36 (1985), pp79-87 (review article).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Birthplace Collections

Email
collections@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/collections/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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