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King John

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of King John directed by Maria Aberg. Alex Waldmann is King John. The roles of Philip the Bastard and Hubert are conflated and played by a woman.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
Maria Aberg
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Naomi Dawson
Cast
Alex WaldmannKing John
Pippa NixonPhilip the Bastard
Susie TraylingLady Constance
Ben KingsleyChâtillon
David FielderEarl of Salisbury
Jim KitsonExecutioner
John StahlKing Philip of France
Joshua JenkinsEarl of Essex
Mark HolgateMelun
Mark JaxLimoges, Duke of Austria
Natalie KlamarBlanche
Neal BarryEarl of Pembroke
Oscar PearceLouis the Dauphin
Paola DionisottiLady Faulconbridge
Simon CoombsExecutioner
Simon CoombsMessenger
Siobhan RedmondQueen Eleanor

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King John
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
gender representation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gender reversal; World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

Notes
The production was also filmed by the V&A National Video Archive of Performance. The recording is catalogued separately on this database.
History
The play ran in repertory 6 April - 15 September 2012.

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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