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Heinrich IV

Alternative title
Henry IV
Synopsis
A videotaped recording, using a single camera, of Henry IV for the Schauspielhaus, Zurich directed by Stefan Pucher. Peter Brombacher is Henry.
Language
German (Switzerland)
Country
Switzerland
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Jan 2002

Credits

Director
Stefan Pucher
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paul Lemp
Production Design
Barbara Ehnes
Costume
Silvia Hasenclever
Contributor
Alexander Meier; Daniel Hertli
Cast
Peter BrombacherKing Henry IV
Kristina BronsPrince Henry (Hal)
Josef OstendorfSir John Falstaff
Sebastian RudolphHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Olivia GrigolliMistress Quickly
Can PestaniMessenger
Graham F. ValentineRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
Ingold WildenauerArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Jacques PalmingerHimself
Katja KolmLady Percy
Ludwig BoettgerThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Marcus BurkhardEarl of Westmoreland
Paula DombrowskiBardolph
Raphael ClamerSir Richard Vernon
Rebecca KlingenbergLady Mortimer
Roeland WiesnekkerPoins
Saskia RichterPeto
Tom WlaschihaEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Walter HessOwen Glendower

Additional Details

Theatre
Schauspielhaus, Zurich
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multimedia productions

Notes

General
The production was spectacular incorporating cable cars suspended from the ceiling from which actors made their entrances and exits. A medieval jacuzzi and sun loungers serving as army wagons formed part of the set design. The production used video images, realised and directed by Alexander Meier and Daniel Hertli, which projected on to the floor, allowing the images to blend with the stage design and actors. Live music played throughout, stopping only when Falstaff came on stage.
History
The production premiered 22 December 2002
Textual information
Translated into German by Frank Guenther.
Reviews
Jauslin, Christian. Shakespeare Jahrbuch 139 (2003): 233-38 (in review-article).

Archive

Name

Schauspielhaus Zurich

Web
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch External site opens in new window
Phone
01 258 79 94
Fax
01 259 70 94
Address
Zweltweg 5
8032 Zuricheltweg 5
Switzerland

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