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Edward IV

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. Ken Bones as Edward IV.
Series
Plantagenets, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
5 Jan 1989
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 LyonEarl of Warwick
Anthony DixonDuke of Bedford
Anton LesserRichard, Edward’s brother, later Duke of Gloucester
David MorriseyGeorge, Edward’s brother, later Duke of Clarence
Edward HarbourLord Rivers
Edward PeelLord Hastings
Jason WatkinsEdmund, Earl of Rutland
Jason WatkinsBevis (Rebel (1))
Jaye GriffithsLady Bona
Jo JamesWatch 3
Jo JamesDuke of Buckingham
Joanne PearceLady Gray
Ken BonesEdward, Earl of March, later Edward IV
Kenn SabbertonMessenger for York/Watch 2
Kevin DoyleJohn Holland (Rebel (2))
Lyndon DaviesEdward, later Duke of York and Edward IV
Marjorie YatesDuchess of York
Mark HadfieldYoung Clifford
Nicholas SmithDuke of Exeter
Oliver CottonDuke of Buckingham
Oliver CottonJack Cade
Raymond BowersAlexander Iden
Raymond BowersKing Louis
Richard BremmerEarl of Oxford
Richard BremmerEmmanuel, the Clerk of Chatham
Robert DemegerDick the Butcher
Robert DemegerDuke Humphrey of Gloucester
Robert DemegerKeeper 2
Roger WatkinsLord Clifford
Roger WatkinsFather that killed his son
Simon DormandyLord Stafford
Tom FahyDuke of Somerset
Trevor GordonBasset
Trevor GordonSmith the Weaver

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

Notes
A recording was also made of a performance at the Barbican Theatre 15 April 1989.
General
Children of Lady Grey played on different nights by William Bowers, Thomas Horton, Joel Morris and Kit Tomlinson,
History
Press night 22 October 1988
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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