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Richard III

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Christopher Morahan’s 1979 production of Richard III with John Wood as Richard.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
1979

Credits

Director
Christopher Morahan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Production Design
Ralph Koltai
Cast
Anthony DouseKing Edward IV
Mary WimbushDuchess of York
Michael Lee-OsbornPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
John AddisonRichard, the young Duke of York
John NormingtonGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Adam NortonLord Grey
Andrew CruickshankStanley, Earl of Derby
Anna CarteretQueen Elizabeth
Basil HensonLord Hastings
Brian KentSir Robert Brackenbury
Brian KentSir James Blunt
Daniel ThorndikeBishop of Ely
Daniel Thorndike3rd Citizen (Citizen)
David Morris (2)Page
Dennis TynsleyGentleman attendant to lady Anne
Dennis TynsleyChristopher Unswick, a Priest
Dennis Tynsley2nd Citizen (Citizen)
Dermot CrowleySir William Catesby
Donald GeeSir James Tyrrel
Glyn Baker2nd Messenger (Messenger)
Greg HicksMarquis of Dorset
Harry LomaxGhost of King Henry VI
Harry LomaxScrivener
Janet WhitesideScrivener
Jeremy KempDuke of Buckingham
John HardingEarl of Richmond
John WoodRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Leo DoveServant to Lord Stanley
Louis Selwyn3rd Messenger (Messenger)
Marianne MorleyLady in Waiting to Elizabeth
Martyn WhitbyPursuivant
Martyn Whitby4th Messenger (Messenger)
Mel MartinLady Anne
Michael BeintMurderer (1)
Michael BeintDuke of Norfolk
Michael BeintLord Mayor of London
Nigel BellairsJohn, a Priest
Nik ForsterMessenger to King Richard (Messenger)
Oz ClarkeLord Rivers
Peggy MarshallScrivener
Peter NeedhamMurderer (2)
Peter NeedhamLord Lovell
Robin MeredithSir Walter Herbert
Robin Meredith1st Citizen (Citizen)
Roger GartlandSir Richard Ratcliffe
Steven SlaterSir Thomas Vaughan
Steven Slater1st Messenger (Messenger)
Susan GilmoreLady in Waiting to Lady Anne
William SleighSir William Brandon
William SleighCardinal
Yvonne BrycelandQueen Margaret

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
It is not known whether Addison or Dimmick played Richard, Duke of York in this recording, nor whether Ewing or Lee-Osborn played Edward, Prince of Wales.
History
The show opened 28 September 1979. Recording date unknown.
Reviews
Esslin, Martin. Plays and Players 27, no. 2 (1979), pp. 24-25

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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