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Henry V

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of Henry V. Directed by Ed Hall with William Houston as Henry. Songs written for the production by Billy Bragg.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
7 Oct 2000
Duration
194 mins

Credits

Director
Ed Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Simon Slater
Production Design
Michael Pavelka
Contributor
Billy Bragg
Cast
William HoustonKing Henry V
Sam CoxArchbishop of Canterbury
Catherine WalkerKatherine
Alexis DanielDauphin
Adrian SchillerFluellen
Ann FirbankAlice
Arthur CoxBardolph
Christian MahrieDuke of Gloucester
Claire AdamsonMessenger
Cox. SamSir Thomas Erpingham
David ActonKing Charles VI of France
David LyonEarl of Westmoreland
Gavin AbbottAlexander Court
Gavin AbbottGower
James O’DonnellBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Joe RentonNim
Joe RentonDuke of Bedford
John BryansJohn Bates
Josh RichardsMichael Williams
Josh RichardsRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Keith DunphyHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Kenny BryansEarl of Salisbury
Michael ThomasDuke of Exeter
Nicholas KhanConstable of France
Richard BremmerPistol
Russell LaytonMontjoy
Sam CoxDuke of Burgundy
Sandra Clark (2)Soldier
Sandra VoeHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Vincent BrimbleGovernor of Harfleur
Vincent BrimbleBishop of Ely
William BuckhurstDuke of Orleans

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
"This is a modern-dress production, though in Michael Pavelka’s clever and evocative design the piece seems to occupy two different periods: the present, with an all-too-recognisable beer-swigging, boorish lad culture, and the Second World War, a period which revealed the British character at its stubborn, good-humoured best. Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph (4 September 2000).

This was Ed Hall’s first main house production for the RSC.
History
Press night 31 August 2000
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
Edmondson, Paul. Shakespeare Bulletin 19, no. 1 (2001), pp 21-2

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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