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Ryszard III

Alternative title
Richard III
Synopsis
Polish television production of Richard III for stage by Feliks Falk and for television by Stanislaw Zajaczkowski. Andrzej Seweryn is Richard.
Language
Polish
Country
Poland
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
11 Dec 1989 (Channel: Teatr TV - TVP1)
Duration
157 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (10/2007).

Credits

Director
Feliks Falk; Stanislaw Zajaczkowski
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz
Production Design
Boleslaw Kamykowski
Cast
Jerzy BinczyckiKing Edward IV
Miroslawa DubrowskaDuchess of York
Przemyslaw GrabkaRichard, the young Duke of York
Krzysztof GlobiszGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Andrzej BuszewiczLord Mayor of London
Andrzej HudziakSir William Catesby
Andrzej SewerynRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Andrzek GrabowskiMurderer
Anna PolonyQueen Elizabeth
Artur DziurmanLord Grey
Bogdan KiziukiewiczScrivener
Edward LubaszenkoHastings
Ewa MirowskaQueen Margaret
Jerzy TrelaEarl of Richmond
Jolanta PietekLady Anne
Julian JabczynskiBishop of Ely
Marek ChodorowskiCardinal
Marian DziedzielSir Richard Ratcliffe
Piotr SkibaMarquis of Dorset
Ryszard SobolewskiStanley, Earl of Derby
Stanislaw KoczanowiczArchbishop of York
Tadeusz WieczorekSir Robert Brackenbury
Tadeusz ZiebaSir James Tyrrel
Wawrzyniec SmoczynskiGhost of Prince Edward
Wojciech WysockiDuke of Buckingham
Zbigniew KosowskiMurderer
Zbigniew RucinskiSheriff
Zygmunt JozefczakLord Rivers

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Richard III was produced and shown in the year which was critical in Polish history: it marked the transfer of power and change of the political system. In June 1989 the first semi-democratic elections after World War II took place and the first non-communist government was formed. Falk’s production, shot in June 1989 and shown in December 1989 poses its own questions about the nature of power,.
Textual information
Translated by Roman Brandstaetter
Reviews
Fabiszak, Jacek, Polish Televised Shakespeares: a Study of Shakespeare Productions Within the Television Theatre Format (Poznan: Motivex, 2005). pp. 160-170.

Production Company

Name

Teatr Telewizji

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