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Richard II

Synopsis
Video recording of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2000 production of Richard II directed by Gerald Freeman with Wallace Acton in the title role. Recorded for WAPAVA by James J. Taylor.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Dec 2000

Credits

Director
Gerald Freedman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Robert Waldman
Production Design
John Ezell
Costume
Lawrence Casey
Contributor
James J. Taylor
Cast
Wallace ActonKing Richard II
Jessica LancasterQueen Isabel
Ted Van GriethuysenJohn of Gaunt
Andrew LongBolingbroke
Jewel RobinsonDuchess of Gloucester
Andre MarreroDuke of Surrey
Andre MarreroLord Willoughby
Bill HamlinLord Marshal
Bill HamlinAbbot of Westminster
Cameron McElyeaHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
David SabinEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Emery BattisBishop of Carlisle
Eric Martin BrownGreen
Gregory WooddellDuke of Aumerle
Jeffries ThaissBushy
John LescaultLord Fitzwalter
John LescaultLord Ross
Marty LodgeSir Stephen Scroope
Patrick HallahanBagot
Ralph CoshamHarry Percy
Tana HickenDuchess of York
Ted FeldmanCaptain of the Welsh army
William HulingsEarl of Salisbury
William HulingsThomas Mowbray
William HulingsSir Piers Exton

Additional Details

Theatre
Lansburgh, Washington, DC
Theatre company
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Lipstein, Freddi. Shakespeare Bulletin 19, no. 3 (2001), pp. 17-18.
General
The production was set in 1930s England at the time of the abdication of Edward VIII. For the director’s comments on this decision visit ‘Searching for Richard/Looking at Edward’ http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/articles.aspx?&id=419 (accessed 11/2007),
History
The production ran 7 November-31 December 2000.

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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