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Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1982 production of Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. Directed by Trevor Nunn with Gerard Murphy as Prince Henry, Patrick Stewart as Henry IV and Joss Ackland as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Jan 1982
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
John Napier
Cast
Patrick StewartKing Henry IV
Gerard MurphyPrince Henry (Hal)
Joss AcklandSir John Falstaff
Timothy DaltonHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Miriam KarlinMistress Quickly
Bernard BrownEarl of Westmoreland
Bernard LloydOwen Glendower
Bernard LloydCarrier (1) (Carrier)
Brian PoyserChamberlain
Brian PoyserWarwick
Colin TarrantStreet Actor
Colin TarrantCutter
Dexter FletcherFrancis, a Drawer
Elizabeth RiderStreet Actor
Gemma JonesLady Mortimer
Graham Turner (1)Street Actor
Graham Turner (1)Dick
Griffith JonesLord Chief Justice
Griffith JonesSheriff
Harriet WalterLady Percy
Hugh QuarshieSir Richard Vernon
James FleetPeto
John BurgessCarrier (2) (Carrier)
John BurgessRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
John Franklyn-RobbinsThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
John McAndrewStreet Actor
John McAndrewTom
John RoganBardolph
Ken RobertsonWill
Miles AndersonPoins
Philip FranksPrince Humphrey (Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester)
Philip FranksSir Michael
Philip FranksStreet Actor
Phillip WalshRalph
Phillip WalshServant
Phillip WalshStreet Actor
Ray JewersSir Walter Blunt
Robert EddisonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Ronan WilmotVintner
Ronan WilmotArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Simon TemplemanDuke of Clarence
Simon TemplemanEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March

Additional Details

Theatre
Barbican Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The first production by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their new Barbican home. In the production recorded by the RSC Hugh Quarshie played Hotspur, taking over from Timothy Dalton early in the run.
History
Press night 9 June 1982.
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
Rich, Frank ‘Henry IV in London’ Special review to The New York Times (June 12 1982).

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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