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Richard III

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2001 production of Richard III. Directed by Michael Boyd with Aidan McArdle as Richard.
Series
This England: The Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Feb 2001
Duration
190 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Jones
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Tom BeardKing Edward IV
Deidra MorrisDuchess of York
George ClarkePrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Rupert CarterRichard, the young Duke of York
Rashan StoneGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Aidan McArdleRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Aislin McGuckinLady Anne
Chris EttridgeChristopher Unswick, a Priest
Clive WoodGhost of York (Ghost)
David BeamesLord Hastings
David OyelowoGhost of King Henry VI
Edward ClaytonKeeper of the Tower
Elaine PykeQueen Elizabeth
Fiona BellQueen Margaret
Gavin MarshallSir Richard Ratcliffe
Geff FrancisGhost of Warwick (Ghost)
Geoffrey StreatfeildLord Lovell
Geoffrey StreatfeildMurderer (1)
Georgia GreeneClarence’s daughter
Jake NightingaleSir James Tyrrel
James TuckerSir William Catesby
Jerome WillisCardinal
John KaneBishop of Ely
Keith BartlettStanley, Earl of Derby
Lily MiltonClarence’s daughter
Neil MaddenGhost of Prince Edward
Neil MaddenKeeper’s assistant
Nicholas AsburyMurderer (2)
Oliver GallantClarence’s son
Owen OakeshottEarl of Oxford
Owen OakeshottMessenger
Philip BrookLord Mayor of London
Richard CorderyDuke of Buckingham
Richard DillaneLord Rivers
Robert BartonLord Grey
Ross McDermottClarence’s son
Sam TroughtonEarl of Richmond
Sarah D’ArcyMarquis of Dorset

Additional Details

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

Notes

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
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 10-18 March 2001; at the Young Vic, London, May 2001; and at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2001. Press night (Swan) 14 February 2001
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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