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Richard III

Synopsis
Video recording using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1995 production of Richard III. Directed by Steven Pimlott with David Troughton as King Richard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
30 Aug 1995
Duration
190 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jason Carr
Production Design
Tobias Hoheisel
Cast
Robin NedwellKing Edward IV
Diana CouplandDuchess of York
William BelchambersPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Simon PollardRichard, the young Duke of York
Michael SiberryGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Anthony HannanMurderer (1)
Cherry MorrisQueen Margaret
Clifford RoseStanley, Earl of Derby
David FredericksonSir Thomas Vaughan
David TroughtonRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Don GallagherCitizen 1 (Citizen)
Don GallagherSir James Tyrrel
James RichardGeorge Stanley (Clarence’s son)
Jennifer EhleLady Anne
Joanna HoleCitizen 2 (Citizen)
John NettlesDuke of Buckingham
Justin ShevlinLord Grey
Lionel GuyettSir Richard Ratcliffe
Mark BazeleySir William Catesby
Markland StarkieGeorge Stanley (Clarence’s son)
Paul BentallLord Hastings
Paul BettanyEarl of Richmond
Paul Hilton (2)Murderer (2)
Rachel SandersJane Shore
Ralph BirtwellMessenger
Robert ArnoldLord Rivers
Robert ListerSir Robert Brackenbury
Robin NedwellLord Mayor of London
Simon ChadwickMarquis of Dorset
Susan BrownQueen Elizabeth
Victor SpinettiCardinal
William WhymperCitizen 3 (Citizen)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Role Play [18/07/1997]

Notes

History
Press night 6 September 1995
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
Troughton, David ‘Richard III’ in Smallwood, Robert (ed) Players of Shakespeare 4: Further Essays in Shakespearian Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980)
pp71-100. David Troughton discusses his role as Richard III in Steven Pimlott’s production.

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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