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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 AllenLord Marshal
Claire BloomQueen to King Richard
Peter BowlesEnsemble
Jeremy BrettDuke of Aumerle
Son to the Duke of York
Graeme CampbellKeeper of the Prison
Ensemble
Juliet CookeLady attending on the Queen
Margaret CourtenayLady attending on the Queen
Charles GrayHenry Bolingbroke
Duke of Hereford, afterwards Henry IV
John GreenwoodHenry Percy
Surnamed Hotspur, son to Northumberland
Jack GwillimThomas Mowbray
Duke of Norfolk
Ernest HareEarl of Northumberland
Edward HarveyLord Willoughby
Denis HolmesBishop of Carlisle
Sally HomeLady attending on the Queen
Donald HomerEnsemble
Sir Pierce of Exton
Marion HoodLady attending on the Queen
Fraser KerrEnsemble
Tom KneeboneEnsemble
Aubrey MorrisServant to the Duke of York
Groom of the King's Stable
Ensemble
Daniel MoynihanHerald to Bolingbroke
Peter NeedhamHerald to Mowbray
Ensemble
John NevilleKing Richard the Second
Derek NewGreen
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Servant to Exton
Timothy ParkesEarl of Salisbury
Ensemble
Alan PennBagot
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Bryan PringleLord Ross
Paul RogersJohn of Gaunt
Duke of Lancaster, Uncle to the King
Job StewartPage to Richard
Gardener
Keith TaylorGardener
Ensemble
Servant to Exton
James VilliersBushy
Favorite of King Richard
Ensemble
Charles WestEnsemble
Jennifer WilsonLady attending on the Queen
John WoodvineLord Scroop of Berkeley
Ensemble
Richard WordsworthDuke of York
Uncle to the King