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Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1991 production of Henry IV. Part 1. Directed by Adrian Noble with Robert Stephens as Falstaff and Michael Maloney as Prince Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Jan 1992
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Edward Gregson
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Costume
Deirdre Clancy
Cast
Julian GloverKing Henry IV
Michael MaloneyPrince Henry (Hal)
Robert StephensSir John Falstaff
Owen TealeHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Linda BassettMistress Quickly
Angus WrightTraveller
Angus WrightArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Anthony DouseSir Walter Blunt
Bernard KayOwen Glendower
Bernard KayCarrier (1) (Carrier)
Bill WallisBardolph
Christopher LuscombeFrancis, a Drawer
Clifford RoseRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
David ClarkWater bearer (Carrier)
David TerenceVintner
David TerenceGower
Denys HawthorneSheriff
Denys HawthorneHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Gary PowellEarl of Westmoreland
Gary PowellGadshill
Jane GurnettLady Mortimer
Kenn SabbertonCarrier (2) (Carrier)
Kenn SabbertonSir Michael
Kevin DoyleChamberlain
Kevin DoyleTom
Michael GouldTraveller
Michael GouldThomas, Duke of Clarence
Michael GouldDick
Paul KiernanSir Richard Vernon
Paul KiernanMorton
Philip VossThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Richard HandyWater bearer (Carrier)
Rob EdwardsPoins
Scott RansomePeto
Scott RansomeHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Sylvestra Le TouzelLady Percy

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare 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

History
Press night 16 April 1991
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
Billington, Michael The Guardian (London), 1 June 1991 (a review of both parts seen in one day). Billington writes ‘It is, incredibly, 16 years since we saw these twin peaks of Shakespeare’s genius on the main Stratford stage. In Mr Noble’s. fine production they become a deeply moving study of the inter-action between the demanding claims of kingship and the indissoluble ties of kinship’.

Berkowitz, Gerald M. Shakespeare Bulletin 9 no. 4 (1991), pp 8-11 (review article).

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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