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King Henry VIII

Synopsis
Live sound recording of the Royal Shakespeare’s 1970 production of Henry VIII directed by Trevor Nunn with Donald Sinden as Henry and Peggy Ashcroft as Katherine.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
19 Dec 1970

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
John Bury
Contributor
Guy Woolfenden
Cast
Donald SindenKing Henry VIII
Peggy AshcroftQueen Katherine
Emrys JamesThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Brewster MasonCardinal Wolsey
Lisa HarrowAnne Boleyn
Anne DysonDuchess of Norfolk
Anne DysonOld Lady
Anthony PedleyCardinal Campeius
Basil ClarkeLord Chancellor
Denis HolmesDuke of Suffolk
Derek Smith (3)Gardiner, later Bishop of Winchester
Geoffrey HutchingsThomas Cromwell
Janet WhitesideMarchioness of Dorset
Janet WhitesidePatience
Jeffery DenchDuke of Norfolk
John Berwyn 
Michael GambonEarl of Surrey
Nicholas SelbyLord Chamberlain
Richard MayesSir Thomas Lovell
Richard PascoDuke of Buckingham

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
The production opened at the Aldwych Theatre 17 December 1970.
Stills
"Seen in the Christmas holidays, there were aspects of the set and the production that came up especially seasonable. By which I mean the toytown Tudor of John Bury’s London with its evocation of a child’s view of the Elizabethan city. And the streets themselves were peopled by saucy football playing urchins who broke windows and got high-placed clerics (inadvertently participating) into trouble." Peter Roberts, Plays and Players (February 1971).

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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