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Richard II

Synopsis
Radio version of the play performed by the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company with Michael Redgrave as Richard and Harry Andrews as Bolingbroke. Adapted and produced by Peter Watts from Anthony Quayle’s 1951 production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. The incidental music is composed by Leslie Bridgewater. Robert Hardy narrates.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1951 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
150 (including interval)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Director
Anthony Quayle
Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Leslie Bridgewater
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Watts
Cast
Michael RedgraveKing Richard II
Heather StannardQueen Isabel
Hugh GriffithJohn of Gaunt
Harry AndrewsBolingbroke
Alexander GaugeHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Barry BrendanLord Berkeley
Basil HoskinsDuke of Aumerle
Duncan LamontBishop of Carlisle
Edward AlienzaGardener’s man (2)
Geoffrey BayldonServant
Godfrey BondGardener’s man (1)
Hazel PenwardenLady attending the Queen
Jack GwillimDuke of Surrey
Joan MacarthurDuchess of York
John GayGroom of King Richard’s stable
Leo CiceriHerald
Marjorie SteelLady attending the Queen
Michael BatesLord Willoughby
Michael GwynnEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Michael MeachamGreen
Peter HallidayServant
Peter JacksonBagot
Peter NorrisEarl of Salisbury
Peter WilliamsSir Stephen Scroope
Philip MorantLord Ross
Rachel RobertsLady attending the Queen
Reginald MarshKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
Richard WordsworthBushy
Robert HardyNarrator
Robert HardyHarry Percy
Ronald MinesHerald
William FoxThomas Mowbray
William SquireSir Piers Exton

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Theatre company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The press night for the stage performance at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, was on 24/03/1951. The programme is broadcast in two parts with a fifteen-minute break for the news at 9 p. m.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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