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Henry VI

Synopsis
An adaptation into three parts of all three parts of Henry VI, and Richard III. The plays were performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company under the titles Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III. They were recorded using a single, fixed camera and directed by Adrian Noble. Ralph Fiennes as Henry VI.
Series
Plantagenets, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Jan 1988
Duration
161 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Edward Gregson
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Ralph FiennesKing Henry VI
Penny DownieQueen Margaret
David WallerHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Oliver CottonDuke of Suffolk (William de la Pole)
Anthony BrownCardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Cherry MorrisEleanor, Duchess of Gloucester
Darryl Forbes-DawsonDuke of Burgundy
Darryl Forbes-DawsonMayor of London
David MorriseyVernon
Denise ArmonMargery Jourdain
Edward HarbourDuke of Alençon
Edward HarbourSir John Hume
Jeffrey SegalEdmund Mortimer
Jeffrey SegalEarl of Salisbury
Jo JamesMurderer (1)
Kenn SabbertonJohn Southwell
Mark HadfieldRebel
Nicholas SmithDuke of Exeter
Patrick RobinsonBastard of Orléans
Patrick RobinsonRoger Bolingbroke
Raymond BowersDuke of Bedford
Raymond BowersMayor of Saint Albans
Richard BremmerLawyer
Richard BremmerMurderer (2)
Richard BremmerDuke of Alençon
Robert DemegerJohn, Talbot’s son
Roger WatkinsEnglish soldier (Soldier)
Roger WatkinsMortimer’s keeper (Keeper)
Simon DormandyCharles, Dauphin of France
Sissy CollinsSimpcox’s wife
Tom FahyDuke of Somerset
Trevor GordonBasset

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VI part 1; Henry VI part 2; Henry VI part 3
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

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
Fiennes, Ralph ‘Henry VI’ in Jackson, Russell & Smallwood, Robert (eds). Players of Shakespeare 3: Further Essays in Shakespearian Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993). pp99-113. Fiennes talks about his role as Henry VI in Adrian Noble’s The Plantagenets

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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