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Henry IV. Part 2

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
15 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, later crowned Henry V
Joss AcklandSir John Falstaff
Miriam KarlinMistress Quickly
Robert EddisonRobert Shallow
Bernard BrownEarl of Westmoreland
Brian PoyserNeville, Earl of Warwick
Brian PoyserTravers
Colin TarrantPeter Bullcalf
David Lloyd MeredithBardolph
David Lloyd MeredithSilence
David Lloyd MeredithSir John Coleville
Dexter FletcherDrawer
Gary SharkeyMessenger
Gemma JonesDoll Tearsheet
Gerard MurphyPorter
Graham Turner (1)Davy
Graham Turner (1)Dick
Griffith JonesLord Chief Justice
Harriet WalterLady Percy
James FleetFrancis Feeble
James FleetPeto
John BurgessScroop, Archbishop of York
John McAndrewTom
John McAndrewGower
John McAndrewThomas Wart
John RoganBardolph
Ken RobertsonSnare
Ken RobertsonWill
Kevin WallacePrince John of Lancaster
Mike GwilymPistol
Miles AndersonPoins
Philip FranksMorton
Philip FranksHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Philip FranksSimon Shadow
Phillip WalshRalph Mouldy
Ray JewersNorfolk
Robert EddisonLady Northumberland
Ronan WilmotFang
Sheila MitchellLady Northumberland
Simon TemplemanThomas, Duke of Clarence
Vivienne ArgentMistress Dommelton

Additional Details

Theatre
Barbican Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The first production by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their new Barbican home.
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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