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Richard II

Synopsis
Live sound recording of John Barton’s production of Richard II for the RSC with Ian Richardson as Richard and Richard Pasco as Bolingbroke.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
1974

Credits

Director
John Barton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
James Walker (2)
Cast
Ian RichardsonKing Richard II
Janet ChappellQueen Isabel
Clement McCallinJohn of Gaunt
Richard PascoBolingbroke
Janet WhitesideDuchess of Gloucester
Albert WellingMessenger to York
Denis HolmesThomas Mowbray
Denis Holmes1st gardener (Gardener)
Hilda BraidDuchess of York
John BoswallBishop of Carlisle
Jonathan KentDuke of Aumerle
Julian Barnes (2)Harry Percy
Leon TannerAbbot of Westminster
Malcolm ArmstrongThird gardener (Gardener)
Michael EnsignBushy
Philip DunbarLord Ross
Ray ArmstrongGreen
Richard MayesLord Marshal
Robert AshbySir Piers Exton
Sebastian ShawEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Wilfred GroveSecond gardener (Gardener)

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Alternating roles
Related items
Richard and Bolingbroke: The John Coffin Memorial Literary Readings 1975
Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II

Notes

General
Ian Richardson and Richard Pasco alternated the roles of King Richard and Bolingbroke. The British Library Sound Archive also made a recording on 23 October 1974 with Ian Richardson as Bolingbroke and it is an extract from this recording which appears on ESSENTIAL SHAKESPEARE LIVE (catalogued separately).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Web
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Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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