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Henry VI. Part 1

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Terry Hands’ 1977 production of Henry VI. Part 1 for the Royal Shakespeare Company with Alan Howard as Henry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
26 Apr 1978
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Director
Terry Hands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
Farrah
Cast
Alan HowardKing Henry VI
Emrys JamesRichard Plantagenet, later Duke of York
Graham CrowdenDuke of Gloucester
David SwiftSir John Talbot, later Earl of Shrewsbury
Charlotte CornwellJoan la Pucelle
Anton LesserSentry
Arthur WhybrowEdmund Mortimer
Arthur WhybrowMayor of London’s man
Barrie RutterCaptain
Bille BrownSoldier at the gate (Soldier)
Bille BrownSir Thomas Gargrave
Clement McCallinSir William Lucy
Clement McCallinEarl of Salisbury
Dan MeadenSir John Falstaff
Dan MeadenLawyer
Desmond StokesMaster Gunner
Desmond StokesGeneral
Desmond StokesShepherd
Edwin RichfieldDuke of Exeter
Helen MirrenMargaret, daughter of King Reignier
Iain MitchellBasset
Ian GelderJohn, Talbot’s son
Ian McNeiceWoodville
Jack KlaffBastard of Orléans
James LaurensonCharles, Dauphin of France
Jeffery DenchDuke of Bedford
Jeffery DenchMayor of London
John BurgessReignier, Duke of Anjou
John Rhys-DaviesCardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Julian GloverEarl of Warwick
Michael BertenshawSir William Glansdale
Morris PerryDuke of Burgundy
Oliver Ford DaviesDuke of Somerset
Pat ConnellSergeant
Peter McEneryDuke of Suffolk (William de la Pole)
Philip DunbarDuke of Alençon
Richard DerringtonMaster Gunner’s Boy
Stephen JennVernon
Yvonne CouletteCountess of Auvergne

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VI part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The cast is taken from the Stratford performance; there may have been some cast changes for the Aldwych transfer.
History
Press night at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 28 June 1977; Aldwych 15 April 1978
Reviews
Billington, Michael. The Guardian (17 April 1978).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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