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King Richard II   

 
This production played in repertory with Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida
 
Winter Garden Theatre , (10/23/1956 - 1/12/1957)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Oct 23, 1956   
Closing Date:Jan 12, 1957 Total Performances:27

Category: Play, History, Revival, Broadway
Setting: England and Wales between April, 1398 -- March, 1400.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Old Vic Trust, Ltd. and Arts Council of Great Britain; Produced under the management of S. Hurok
Originally produced by The Old Vic Company; This production first presented on January 18, 1955 at The Old Vic Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Christopher Whelen
Directed by Michael Benthall
Scenic Design by Leslie Hurry; Costume Design by Leslie Hurry; Scenic Supervisor: Mordecai Gorelik
Administrative Director for the Old Vic Company: Alfred Francis; Tour Manager: Douglas Morris; Company Manager: Roy Jones
Stage Director: John Murphy; Stage Manager: John Wayne and Elizabeth Butterfield; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joe Scott-Parkinson; Old Vic Theatre Production Manager: J.A. Titcombe
Conducted by Arthur Lief
Costume Supervisor: Elizabeth Montgomery; General Press Representative: Patrick Ide and Martin Feinstein; Associate Press Representative: Michael Sweeley; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Old Vic Theatre Publicity Manager: Patrick Ide
Cast
Ronald Allen Lord Marshal
Claire Bloom Queen to King Richard
Peter Bowles Ensemble
Jeremy Brett Duke of Aumerle
Son to the Duke of York
Graeme Campbell Keeper of the Prison
Ensemble
Juliet Cooke Lady attending on the Queen
Margaret Courtenay Lady attending on the Queen
Charles Gray Henry Bolingbroke
Duke of Hereford, afterwards Henry IV
John Greenwood Henry Percy
Surnamed Hotspur, son to Northumberland
Jack Gwillim Thomas Mowbray
Duke of Norfolk
Ernest Hare Earl of Northumberland
Edward Harvey Lord Willoughby
Denis Holmes Bishop of Carlisle
Sally Home Lady attending on the Queen
Donald Homer Ensemble
Sir Pierce of Exton
Marion Hood Lady attending on the Queen
Fraser Kerr Ensemble
Tom Kneebone Ensemble
Aubrey Morris Servant to the Duke of York
Groom of the King's Stable
Ensemble
Daniel Moynihan Herald to Bolingbroke
Peter Needham Herald to Mowbray
Ensemble
John Neville King Richard the Second
Derek New Green
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Servant to Exton
Timothy Parkes Earl of Salisbury
Ensemble
Alan Penn Bagot
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Bryan Pringle Lord Ross
Paul Rogers John of Gaunt
Duke of Lancaster, Uncle to the King
Job Stewart Page to Richard
Gardener
Keith Taylor Gardener
Ensemble
Servant to Exton
James Villiers Bushy
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Charles West Ensemble
Jennifer Wilson Lady attending on the Queen
John Woodvine Lord Scroop of Berkeley
Ensemble
Richard Wordsworth Duke of York
Uncle to the King