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Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
A video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of Henry IV. Part 1. Directed by Michael Attenborough with David Troughton as King Henry and Desmond Barrit as Falstaff.
Series
This England: The Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
17 Jun 2000
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Attenborough
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paddy Cunneen
Production Design
Es Devlin
Costume
Kandis Cook
Cast
David TroughtonKing Henry IV
William HoustonPrince Henry (Hal)
Desmond BarritSir John Falstaff
Adam LevyHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Sandra VoeMistress Quickly
Alexis DanielLady Mortimer
Arthur CoxBardolph
Christopher SaulHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Christopher SaulVintner
Clifford RoseThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
David KillickSheriff
David KillickRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
David LyonEarl of Westmoreland
Dickon TyrrellLord John of Lancaster
Don GallagherSir Walter Blunt
Emma PallantTraveller
James AlbrechtSir Michael
James O’DonnellOstler
Joe RentonPeto
Kenny BryansCarrier
Mali HarriesLady Mortimer
Nancy CarrollLady Percy
Robert PortalPoins
Rowland DaviesTraveller
Rowland DaviesOwen Glendower
Russell LaytonCarrier
Russell LaytonFrancis, a Drawer
Sandra Clark (2)Traveller
William WhymperSir Richard Vernon

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

Notes
A second recording was made 30 September 2000
General
This England: The Histories was a season of Shakespeare’s history plays staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2000-2001. The company staged both of Shakespeare’s tetralogies of history plays so that audiences could see all eight plays over several days. The plays staged were: Richard II, Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, Henry V, Henry VI, part 1, Henry VI, part 2, Henry VI, part 3, and Richard III. The RSC retained the same actors in the same role, but gave different plays to different directors.
History
Press night 19 April 2000
Reviews
Barrit, Desmond ‘Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2’ in Smallwood, Robert (ed). Players of Shakespeare 6 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004). pp128-44.
[Barrit discusses his role as Falstaff in Michael Attenborough’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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