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Richard II

Alternative title
Tragedy of Richard II, The
Synopsis
Video recording of a production of Richard II directed by Steven Berkoff with Michael Stuhlbarg as Richard.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
9 Apr 1994
Duration
188 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Berkoff
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Larry Spivack
Production Design
Christine Jones
Costume
Elsa Ward
Cast
Michael StuhlbargKing Richard II
Elaina Erika DavisQueen Isabel
Earle HymanJohn of Gaunt
Andre BraugherBolingbroke
Carole ShelleyDuchess of Gloucester
Boris McGiverGreen
Boris McGiverSir Piers Exton
Bray PoorSir Stephen Scroope
Bray PoorBagot
Carole ShelleyDuchess of York
Daniel OreskesBishop of Carlisle
Daniel OreskesLord Berkeley
Darryl TheirseLord Ross
Darryl TheirseLord Fitzwalter
Francis JueBushy
Herb FosterEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
John StehlinAbbot of Westminster
John StehlinEarl of Salisbury
John StehlinThomas Mowbray
Patrick PageDuke of Aumerle
Reese MadiganHarry Percy
Rene RiveraLord Willoughby
Sam TsoutsouvasHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

Additional Details

Theatre
Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York, NY
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Marathon (1987-1997)

Notes

General
The production was part of the Shakespeare Marathon, 1987-1997
Reviews
Loney, Glenn. New Theatre Quarterly 11 (1995) pp 79-90 (in review-article).

`...He [Berkoff] has left his mark everywhere: on the biggest scene and on the tiniest detail. Like a mad graffiti artist, he seems obsessed with eliminating blank space from the stage and replacing it with his signature. Not a speech is spoken or a gesture made that doesn’t somehow say "Berkoff was here." The cast is composed of 18 performers, but they are all doing strictly his thing: you might as well be watching puppets (David Richard, New York Times, April 1 1994).

Production Company

Name

Parker Hodges Productions

Address
USA
Notes
A production company making the video recordings of stage productions for the Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT), New York

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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