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Richard III

Synopsis
Sound recording, before a live audience, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1964 production of Richard III directed by Peter Hall and John Barton. Ian Holm is Richard.
Series
Wars of the Roses, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
2 Nov 1964

Credits

Director
John Barton; Peter Hall
Writer
John Barton; William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
John Bury
Cast
Roy DotriceKing Edward IV
Madoline ThomasDuchess of York
James HunterPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Peter GatrellRichard, the young Duke of York
Charles KayGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Brian HarrisonSir James Tyrrel
Brian Jackson2nd Citizen (Citizen)
Clifford RoseMurderer (1)
David WarnerGhost of King Henry VI
Derek WaringEarl of Richmond
Henry Knowles3rd Messenger (Messenger)
Hugh SullivanHastings
Ian HolmRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Ian McCullochSir William Catesby
Janet SuzmanLady Anne
Jeffery DenchStanley, Earl of Derby
John HusseySir Richard Ratcliffe
John Normington3rd Citizen (Citizen)
Jolyon BoothBishop of Ely
Ken WynneLord Mayor of London
Marshall Jones1st Citizen (Citizen)
Michael MurrayEarl of Oxford
Penelope KeithLord Mayor of London’s wife
Peter Geddis1st Messenger (Messenger)
Philip BrackDuke of Norfolk
Philip BrackMurderer (2)
Philip BrackMurderer (2)
Robert JenningsKeeper of the Tower
Ronald Falk2nd Messenger (Messenger)
Roy MarsdenLord Rivers
Susan EngelQueen Elizabeth
Tim WyltonMessenger
Tom FlemingDuke of Buckingham

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The production was re-mounted and televised in three parts by the BBC in April 1965. These broadcasts are catalogued separately.
Textual information
The Wars of the Roses is 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

Email
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Fax
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