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Richard III

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. The plays were recorded using a single, fixed camera and directed by Adrian Noble. Anton Lesser as Richard III.
Series
Plantagenets, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2 Feb 1988
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Edward Gregson
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Cast
Ken BonesKing Edward IV
Marjorie YatesDuchess of York
Paul CurranPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Lee BroomeRichard, the young Duke of York
David MorriseyGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Anthony DixonMessenger 1 (Messenger)
Anton LesserRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Candida GubbinsCitizen 2 (Citizen)
Cissy CollinsCitizen 4 (Citizen)
Darryl Forbes-DawsonStanley, Earl of Derby
Edward HarbourLord Rivers
Edward PeelLord Hastings
Geraldine AlexanderLady Anne
Jason WatkinsMessenger
Jason WatkinsDuke of Norfolk
Jeffrey SegalTressel
Jeffrey SegalBishop of Ely
Jo JamesMarquis of Dorset
Joanne PearceQueen Elizabeth
Kenn SabbertonMessenger
Kevin DoyleLord Grey
Kevin DoyleMessenger 2 (Messenger)
Lyndon DaviesGhost of Prince Edward
Mark HadfieldLord Lovell
Oliver CottonDuke of Buckingham
Patrick RobinsonSir William Catesby
Penny DownieQueen Margaret
Ralph FiennesGhost of King Henry VI
Raymond BowersLord Mayor of London
Raymond BowersSir James Tyrrel
Richard BremmerSir Richard Ratcliffe
Roger WatkinsSir Robert Brackenbury
Roger WatkinsCitizen 1 (Citizen)
Simon DormandyEarl of Richmond
Trevor GordonCitizen 3 (Citizen)

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Press night 22 October 1988.

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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