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Henry VI. Parts 1-3

Alternative title
Edward IV
Synopsis
Sound recording, before a live audience, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1964 production of Henry VI. Parts 1-3 directed by Peter Hall and John Barton. David Warner is King Henry.
Series
Wars of the Roses, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
31 Oct 1964

Credits

Director
John Barton; Peter Hall
Writer
John Barton; William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
John Bury
Cast
David WarnerKing Henry VI
Donald SindenRichard Plantagenet, later Duke of York
John WelshHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Michael CraigDuke of Suffolk (William de la Pole)
Brian JacksonCitizen of London (1)
Charles KaySir John Hume
Cherry MorrisEleanor, Duchess of Gloucester
Clifford RoseDuke of Exeter
David RowlandsEnglish soldier (Soldier)
Derek WaringCharles, Dauphin of France
Henry KnowlesMessenger to York (Messenger)
Hugh SullivanBastard of Orléans
James FalklandMurderer (2)
James FalklandFrench soldier (Soldier)
James HunterJohn, Talbot’s son
Jeffery DenchBasset
John HusseyDuke of Somerset
John NormingtonEdmund Mortimer
John NormingtonSimon Simpcox
Jolyon BoothReignier, Duke of Anjou
Ken WynneRoger Bolingbroke
Madoline ThomasMargery Jourdain
Martin JenkinsVernon
Michael MurrayCitizen of London (3)
Michael MurrayPapal legate (Legate)
Nicholas SelbyCardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Peggy AshcroftMargaret, daughter of King Reignier
Penelope KeithSimpcox’s wife
Peter GeddisMessenger to Gloucester (Messenger)
Peter GeddisMurderer (1)
Philip BrackDuke of Burgundy
Rhys McConnochieDuke of Alençon
Robert JenningsLieutenant
Ronald FalkLawyer
Roy DotriceDuke of Bedford
Roy MarsdenCitizen of London (2)
Shaun CurryCaptain to Talbot (Captain)
Tim WyltonMessenger to the Council (Messenger)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VI part 1; Henry VI part 2; Henry VI part 3
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
All three plays were performed the same day in this BLSA recording.
History
The production was re-mounted and televised in three parts by the BBC in April 1965. These broadcasts are catalogued separately.
Textual information
An adaptation into three parts of Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays and Richard III, under the titles Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III. Barton wrote additional material to link the scenes.
Reviews
Pearson, Richard, A Band of Arrogant and United Heroes: The Story of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production of The Wars of the Roses (London: Adelphi Press, 1990).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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