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Richard III

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1998 touring production of Richard III. Directed by Elijah Moshinsky with Robert Lindsay as Richard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Nov 1998
Duration
165 mins

Credits

Director
Elijah Moshinsky
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Corin Buckeridge
Production Design
Rob Howell
Cast
Benny YoungKing Edward IV
Dilys HamlettDuchess of York
Gwilym LeePrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Sam Wood (2)Richard, the young Duke of York
Kevin McMonagleGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Anna CarteretQueen Margaret
Benny YoungSir Walter Herbert
Benny YoungScrivener
Charles BaillieSir Robert Brackenbury
Charles BaillieEarl of Oxford
David KillickStanley, Earl of Derby
David SemarkMessenger
David SemarkDuke of Norfolk
David YellandDuke of Buckingham
Dickon TyrrellLord Rivers
Dickon TyrrellEarl of Surrey
Dickon TyrrellSir James Tyrrel
Frank KovacsSir Richard Ratcliffe
Jo Stone-FewingsEarl of Richmond
Jo Stone-FewingsLord Grey
Jon FennerMarquis of Dorset
Paul LeonardLord Mayor of London
Rachel PowerLady Anne
Robert EastHastings
Robert LindsayRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Russell GomerMurderer (2)
Russell GomerMessenger
Russell GomerBishop of Ely
Sian ThomasQueen Elizabeth
Tom BowlesSir William Catesby

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A recording (for understudy) was made 17 October 1998 at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.
General
Citizens played by Charles Baillie, Victoria Davar, Paul Leonard, Patricia Leventon.
History
Press night 28 October 1998. After three previews at the RST (1-3 October) the production went on tour returning to the RST 27 October-14 November.
Awards
Rob Howell won an Olivier Award for the set design.
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
Day, Gillian, King Richard III (London: Arden Shakespeare, 2000). [Studies post-World War II RSC productions of Richard III through a detailed comparative analysis of political staging].

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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