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The Tragedy of King Richard II

on BBC Two England

by William Shakespeare
Prospect Theatre Company in the 1969 Edinburgh Festival production with Ian McKellen as King Richard

In the year 1398, King Richard II arbitrarily exiles Henry Bolingbroke and the Duke of Norfolk, then confiscates the property of John of Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father), when the old man dies. Bolingbroke invades England and Richard is eventually forced to surrender to him and is later murdered at Pomfret Castle.

(Colour)
(McKellen - 'the greatest Shakespearean actor alive': cover story on page 6)

Contributors

Author:
William Shakespeare
For Prospect Theatre Company:
Costumes: Tim Goodchild
For Prospect Theatre Company:
Music: Benjamin Pearce Higgins
For Prospect Theatre Company:
Director: Richard Cottrell
For the BBC:
Costumes: Juanita Waterson
For the BBC:
Make-up: Pam Burns
For the BBC:
Sound: Gordon Mackie
For the BBC:
Lighting: Jim Richards
For the BBC:
Designer: Tony Abbott
For the BBC:
Producer: Mark Shivas
For the BBC:
Director: Toby Robertson
King Richard II:
Ian McKellen
Henry Bolingbroke:
Timothy West
John of Gaunt:
Paul Hardwick
Duke of York:
Robert Eddison
Duchess of York:
Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Earl of Northumberland:
Trevor Martin
Bishop of Carlisle:
Andrew Crawford
Sir Pierce of Exton:
James Laurenson
The Queen:
Lucy Fleming
Duchess of Gloucester:
Charmian Eyre
Duke of Aumerle:
Terence Wilton
Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk:
Stephen Greif
Lord Ross:
David Calder
Lord Willoughby:
Michael Spice
Earl of Salisbury:
Richard Morant
Sir William Bagot:
Luke Hardy
Sir John Bushy:
Colin Fisher
Sir Henry Green:
Peter Bourne
Welsh Captain:
Stephen Greif
Lady in waiting:
Charmian Eyre
Abbot of Westminster:
Peter Bourne
Henry Percy:
Myles Reithermann
Gardener:
Michael Godfrey
Gardener's men:
Colin Fisher
Gardener's men:
Jeremy Nicholas
Groom:
David Calder
Keeper:
Michael Godfrey
Servant to York:
David Nicholas
Servant to Exton:
John Cording
Soldiers and Attendants:
John Cording
Soldiers and Attendants:
Nigel Crewe
Soldiers and Attendants:
Michael Howarth
Soldiers and Attendants:
Nigel Havers
Soldiers and Attendants:
David Nicholas
Soldiers and Attendants:
Jeremy Nicholas
Soldiers and Attendants:
Nicolas Olivier
Soldiers and Attendants:
William Smith

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