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Henry VI. Part 1

Synopsis
A video recording, using two cameras (upstage and downstage), of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of Henry VI, Part 1. Directed by Michael Boyd with David Oyelowo as King Henry.
Series
This England: The Histories
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
6 Jan 2001
Duration
166 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Jones
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
David OyelowoKing Henry VI
Clive WoodRichard Plantagenet, later Duke of York
Richard CorderyDuke of Gloucester
Sam TroughtonSir John Talbot, later Earl of Shrewsbury
Fiona BellJoan la Pucelle
Aidan McArdleCharles, Dauphin of France
Aislin McGuckinCountess of Auvergne
Andrew LewisAlexander Eden
Chris EttridgeCardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
David BeamesDuke of Bedford
Edward ClaytonKeeper (Jailer)
Elaine PykeFiend
Gavin MarshallMayor’s officer (Officer)
Geff FrancisEarl of Warwick
Geoffrey StreatfeildVernon
Jake NightingaleBastard of Orléans
James TuckerSir William Lucy
Jerome WillisEdmund Mortimer
John KaneDuke of Exeter
Neil MaddenKeeper’s assistant
Nicholas AsburyDuke of Somerset
Philip BrookDuke of Burgundy
Rashan StoneReignier, Duke of Anjou
Richard DillaneDuke of Suffolk (William de la Pole)
Robert BartonSir Thomas Gargrave
Sarah D’ArcyFiend
Tom BeardDuke of Alençon

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VI part 1
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.
Figures
Press night 13 December 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
Ajlouny, Joseph S. Shakespeare Bulletin 19, no. 2 2001, p15-16 (review article).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window

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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