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Henry V

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Terry Hand’s production of Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Alan Howard as Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
25 Apr 1978

Credits

Director
Terry Hands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Cast
Alan HowardKing Henry V
Alfred LynchChorus
Paul ImbuschArchbishop of Canterbury
Barbara KellermannKatherine
Stephen JennDauphin
Anthony NaylorDuke of Clarence
Arthur WhybrowJohn Bates
Arthur WhybrowJohn Bates
Barrie RutterRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Barrie RutterMacmorris
Bernard BrownConstable of France
Charles DanceMichael Williams
Charles DanceHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
David Shaw-ParkerJamy
Desmond StokesFrench soldier (Le Fer)
Desmond StokesBardolph
Edwin RichfieldDuke of Exeter
Geoffrey HutchingsBishop of Ely
Geoffrey HutchingsFluellen
Iain MitchellDuke of Gloucester
Jeffery DenchPistol
Matthew GuinnessGower
Morris PerrySir Thomas Erpingham
Morris PerryEarl of Westmoreland
Oliver Ford DaviesMontjoy
Pat ConnellAlexander Court
Philip DunbarNym
Philip DunbarDuke of Orleans
Richard DerringtonBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Roy PurcellKing Charles VI of France
Valerie LushHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Yvonne CouletteAlice

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

Notes
An extract from Act I ii ‘Call in the messengers...this fair action may on foot be brought’ can be accessed electronically onsite at the British Library Sound Archive.
Reviews
`For Mr Howard’s superb, and I had almost said eclipsing, Henry is not a natural soldier. Whenever war approaches, doubts and distress cloud Mr Howard’s face: his Henry is made for other things than war. He fears war: but being in it he acquits himself like a pride of lions, and out of the depths of his anguish he utters some of the most ringing and thrilling calls to valour ever heard in a theatre’. (Harold Hobson. The Sunday Times. 13 April 1975).

Beauman, Sally (ed. with interviews). The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Henry V’ for the Centenary Season at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. (Exeter: A. Wheaton & Co.), 1976).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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