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Richard II

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1986 production of Richard II. Directed by Barry Kyle with Jeremy Irons as Richard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
11 Dec 1986
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Barry Kyle
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Stephen Oliver
Production Design
William Dudley
Cast
Jeremy IronsKing Richard II
Imogen StubbsQueen Isabel
Brewster MasonJohn of Gaunt
Michael KitchenBolingbroke
Eileen PageDuchess of Gloucester
Bernard HorsfallEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
David GloverSir Stephen Scroope
Dennis EdwardsEarl of Salisbury
Eileen PageLady attending the Queen
Eoin O’CallaghanMurderer
John PatrickGardener’s man (1)
John PatrickSir Piers Exton
Malcolm HassallBagot
Mark LindleyMurderer
Mark LindleyYork’s servant (Servant)
Nathaniel ParkerHarry Percy
Paul VenablesDuke of Aumerle
Richard EastonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Richard MooreThomas Mowbray
Robert DemegerBishop of Carlisle
Robert MorganGreen
Robert MorganKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
Roger MossGroom of King Richard’s stable
Roger WatkinsLord Marshal
Roger WatkinsCaptain of the Welsh army
Rosalind BoxallDuchess of York
Sean O’CallaghanDuke of Surrey
Stan PrettyLord Willoughby
Stanley DawsonLord Ross

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Press night 10 September 1986. 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
King, Francis Sunday Telegraph (14 August 1986) King writes’... Jeremy Irons’ Richard, resembling in his last scenes the figure of John the Baptist standing behind the still-reigning Richard in the Wilton Diptych in the National Gallery, is one of the finest in recent years...'

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 Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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