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Henry VI. Part 2

Synopsis
A video recording, using two cameras (upstage and downstage), of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000 production of Henry VI, Part 2. 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
184 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Jones
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
David OyelowoKing Henry VI
Fiona BellQueen Margaret
Aidan McArdleRichard (Crookback), son of Duke of York
Richard CorderyHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Richard DillaneDuke of Suffolk (William de la Pole)
Aislin McGuckinMargery Jourdain
Aislin McGuckinAttendant (Servant)
Andrew LewisAlexander Iden
Chris EttridgeCardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Clive WoodRichard Plantagenet, Duke of York
David BeamesDuke of Buckingham
Deidra MorrisEleanor Cobham (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester)
Edward ClaytonKeeper
Edward ClaytonDick the Butcher
Elaine PykeAttendant (Servant)
Gavin MarshallThomas Horner
Geff FrancisEarl of Warwick
Geoffrey StreatfeildYoung Clifford
Jake NightingaleJack Cade
James TuckerPeter (Peter Thump)
Jerome WillisLord Saye
Jerome WillisEarl of Salisbury
John KaneOld Lord Clifford
John KaneSir John Stanley
Keith BartlettGhost of Talbot
Neil MaddenMichael
Neil MaddenKeeper’s assistant
Nicholas AsburyDuke of Somerset
Philip BrookSimon Simpcox
Rashan StoneSmith the Weaver
Rashan Stone 
Robert BartonWilliam Stafford (Stafford’s brother)
Sam TroughtonGhost of John Talbot
Sarah D’ArcySimpcox’s wife
Sarah D’ArcyAttendant (Servant)
Tom BeardHolland (Rebel)
Tom BeardEdward, Earl of March

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VI part 2
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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