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Henry IV

Synopsis
US radio version of Henry IV, the adaptation includes both parts but heavily favours Part 1 and the comic scenes. Produced by Brewster Morgan and narrated by Conway Tearle. Walter Huston as Henry and Humphrey Bogart is Hotspur.
Series
Columbia Shakespeare Cycle
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Aug 1937 at 17:00 (Channel: CBS)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Brewster Morgan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Brewster Morgan
Cast
Walter HustonKing Henry IV
Brian AhernePrince Henry (Hal)
Walter ConnollySir John Falstaff
May WhittyMistress Quickly
Raymond LawrenceRobert Shallow
Bernard Phillips2nd Messenger (Messenger)
Bob Downing2nd Traveller (Traveller)
Charles Emerson1st Traveller (Traveller)
Edward BroadleyPeto
Eric SnowdenHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Ian MacLarenThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Jack KnocheHerald
Jack SmartPoins
John WoldThomas, Duke of Clarence
May Whitty 
Morris AnkrumSir Richard Vernon
Norman AinsleyGadshill
P.J. KellySir Walter Blunt
Phillip TerryArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Stefan SchnabelPistol
Stuart Wilson (3)Sheriff
Thomas Freebairn-SmithCarrier
Tom Worth1st Messenger (Messenger)
Victor Rodman3rd Traveller (Traveller)
Victor RodmanLord Chief Justice
Wallace RobertsBardolph

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
This recording should not be confused as being part of the CBC series of the same name broadcast in 1938.

The 52 page photocopied typescript is in the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Birmingham Shakespeare Library also holds a copy.
Reviews
`Bogart’s performance is altogether praiseworthy, except for a couple of minor stumbles (it was live, after all and under-rehearsed). He has no trouble at all conveying Hotspur in all his vitality. Walter Huston’s diction is flawless’ [John Owen, posting to Shaksper: the Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference, 26 July 1997].

Production Company

Name

CBS Radio

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

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