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King Henry VIII

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Henry VIII directed by Gregory Doran with Paul Jesson as Henry VIII and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Katherine.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
8 Nov 1996
Duration
173 mins

Credits

Director
Gregory Doran
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Roger Hellyer
Production Design
Robert Jones
Cast
Paul JessonKing Henry VIII
Jane LapotaireQueen Katherine
David CollingsThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Ian HoggCardinal Wolsey
Claire MarchionneAnne Boleyn
Barry AirdPorter’s Man
Cherry MorrisOld Lady
Darrell D’SilvaLord Sandys
Darrell D’SilvaCardinal Campeius
David BeamesDuke of Suffolk
David HobbsGriffith
Eileen BattyePatience
Guy HenryLord Chamberlain
Jo Stone-FewingsEarl of Surrey
John KaneDuke of Norfolk
Nadine MarshallInez
Orlando SealeSir Thomas Lovell
Paul BentallGardiner, later Bishop of Winchester
Paul BentallSurveyor
Paul GreenwoodDuke of Buckingham
Rex ObanoLord Caputius
Robert WhitelockThomas Cromwell

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Henry VIII
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also videotaped at the Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music on 29 May 1998 and is catalogued separately.
History
First performed in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon November 20 1996. The production went to New York and Washington before returning for a run at the Old Vic, London.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Smallwood, Robert Players of Shakespeare 4: Further Essays in Shakespearian Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998).
[Includes chapters in which Paul Jesson and Jane Lapotaire discuss their roles as Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon in Gregory Doran’s production].

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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