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Henry V

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1994 production of Henry V. Directed by Matthew Warchus with Iain Glen as Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Jul 1994
Duration
205 mins

Credits

Director
Matthew Warchus
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Mark Vibrans
Production Design
Neil Warmington
Cast
Iain GlenKing Henry V
Tony BrittonChorus
Ewan HooperArchbishop of Canterbury
Monica DolanKatherine
Gwynn BeechDauphin
Adrian IrvineDuke of Orleans
Adrian IrvineAlexander Court
Anthony NaylorConstable of France
Christopher KillenChild
Clive WoodPistol
Colin JarrettDuke of Gloucester
Colin JarrettHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Daniel Evans (2)Boy (Falstaff’s page)
David BeamesDuke of Exeter
David HounslowMichael Williams
David HounslowBardolph
Edward HolmesChild
Ewan HooperEarl of Grandpre
Gwynn BeechEarl of Westmoreland
Janice McKenzieQueen Isabel
Janice McKenzieGovernor of Harfleur
Joanna McCallumAlice
Joanna McCallumHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Jonathan WoolfChild
Julia CraneAttendant
Ken DudleyDuke of York
Kevin DoyleBishop of Ely
Kevin DoyleDuke of Bourbon
Lee AakerDuke of Burgundy
Liam O’CallaghanKing Charles VI of France
Liam O’CallaghanSir Thomas Erpingham
Linal HaftFluellen
Linal HaftAmbassador
Matthew HopkinsChild
Nigel CookeMontjoy
Nigel CookeNim
Quill RobertsDuke of Berry
Quill RobertsJohn Bates
Sean O’CallaghanMacmorris
Sean O’CallaghanFrench soldier (Le Fer)
Simon PollardChild
Steven ElliottRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Steven ElliottGower
Tim GriggsEarl of Warwick
Zachary GregoryChild

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A recording was also made of the performance at the Barbican Theatre 7 September 1995.
History
Press night 10 May 1994
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
Shaughnessy, Robert. ‘The Last Post: Henry V, War Culture, and the Postmodern Shakespeare’ Theatre Survey 39, no. 1 (1998), pp 41-61.
[Explores the effects of irony, displacement, and disjunction of postmodern cinema on Royal Shakespeare Company productions in the 1980s and early 1990s; then focuses on Matthew Warchus’s Henry V, comparing its engagement with war to that in Laurence Olivier’s film.]

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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