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Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
Video recording of the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival 2006 production of Henry IV. Part 1 directed by Richard Monette with Scott Wentworth as Henry and James Blendick as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
31 May 2006

Credits

Director
Richard Monette
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Keith Thomas (2)
Production Design
Dana Osborne
Cast
Scott WentworthKing Henry IV
David SnelgrovePrince Henry (Hal)
James BlendickSir John Falstaff
Adam O’BryneHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Domini BlytheMistress Quickly
Adam WaxmanSir Michael
Barry MacGregorBardolph
Brian TreeSir Richard Vernon
Brian TreeHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Gordon S. MillerFrancis, a Drawer
Gordon S. MillerEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Jennifer MawhinneyLady Percy
Joseph ShawRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
Keith DinicolGadshill
Laura CondlinLady Mortimer
Lawrence HaegeiPoins
Raymond O’NeillOwen Glendower
Roger ShankArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Stephen KentLord John of Lancaster
Steve CumynSir Walter Blunt
Tim MacDonaldPeto
Tim MacDonaldEarl of Westmoreland

Additional Details

Theatre
Tom Patterson Theatre
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production ran 31 May-24 September 2006
Reviews
McKeown, R.H. Shakespeare Bulletin 25, no. 1 (2007): 116-17. McKeown writes’... The most striking feature of the production, and presumably the reason for its staging, was Richard Monette’s decision to play the comedy to the hilt. As a director, Monette has a reputation for leaning heavily on comedic elements; his favorite staging device, the sound of a caterwauling cat, made its obligatory appearance. For the most part, the end result was rather like James Blendick’s Falstaff: cuddly, safe, and with a tendency to rely on gags rather than to trust the potential of the dialogue’.

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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