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King John

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the RSC’s 2006 production of King John directed by Josie Rourke with Richard McCabe in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
3 Oct 2006

Credits

Director
Josie Rourke
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jocelyn Pook
Production Design
Peter McKintosh
Cast
Richard McCabeKing John
Joseph MillsonPhilip the Bastard
Tamsin GreigLady Constance
Sam CoxHubert
Ralph DavisArthur, Duke of Brittaine
Adam RaynerEarl of Essex
Amy BrownIsabella of Angouleme
Charles HamblettPrince Henry
Christie. MorvenBlanche
Christopher DaviesAustrian soldier
Christopher DaviesPeter de Pomfret
Christopher DaviesMonk
Curtis FlowersHerald
David FielderCardinal Pandulph
Eliza HuntLady Faulconbridge
Geoffrey LumbFrench messenger (Herald)
Geoffrey LumbHerald
James ParrisPrince Henry
Jamie BallardMelun
John HeffernanAustrian soldier
John HeffernanJames Gurney
John HeffernanMonk
Jonny WeirEarl of Pembroke
Leon TannerLimoges, Duke of Austria
Nicholas DayKing Philip of France
Patrick RobinsonEarl of Salisbury
Rupert EvansLouis the Dauphin
Sam O’Mahony-AdamsSoldier in the English court
Sam O’Mahony-AdamsEnglish messenger (Messenger)
Sam O’Mahony-AdamsEnglish soldier
Shane FraterFrench soldier
Shane FraterExecutioner
Shane FraterMonk
Simon BubbEnglish soldier
Simon BubbRobert Faulconbridge
Simon BubbMonk
Sorcha CusackQueen Eleanor
Steven BeardChâtillon
Steven BeardExecutioner

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
King John
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

History
The production played in repertory 27 July-10 October 2006 as part of the Complete Works Festival and from 7-11 November 2006 at Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Reviews
"...The evening has a lusty fluidity about it, a fair bit of manly swagger. The design is clean and unfussy, as modest as a medieval monastery, two pivoting screen-doors being the only major visual luxury. The costumes, elegant and simple, match the early 13th-century moment. Great salvos of Latin song are fired out between scenes, softening and soothing the hectic action" Dominic Cavendish ‘The Telegraph’ [UK] (7 August 2006).

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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