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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Signs of War (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleSigns of War
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 1 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry V (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 1-3 of King Henry the Fifth. The seventh installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 156-9, 179, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 505-6). This was one of the more expensive segments with total costs amounting to £3,993 and a huge cast of 46 actors. For more background on the series, see The Hollow Crown (485), which is based on Richard II and which is therefore the first episode in the series

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

NymDavid Andrews
Hostess QuicklyAngela Baddeley
IsabelStephanie Bidmead
GowerJeremy Bisley
JamyJoby Blanshard
BourbonAdrian Brine
PistolGeorge A. Cooper
AliceYvonne Coulette
MacmorrisMichael Cox
Princess KatherineJudi Dench
FluellenKenneth Farrington
BedfordPatrick Garland
GrayTony Garnett
WestmorelandJulian Glover
BardolphGordon Gostelow
Henry VRobert Hardy
BoyTimothy Harley
CastDane Howell
ExeterNoel Johnson
MontjoyRobert Lang
MessengerTerence Lodge
CanterburyCyril Luckham
HumphreyJohn Ringham
Charles VIAlan Rowe
CastJohn Scott
Constable Of FranceGeorge Selway
RamburesLeon Shepperdson
ScroopBrian Smith
ChorusWilliam Squire
HeraldAnthony Valentine
CastTerry Wale
CastDerek Ware
DauphinJohn Warner
OrleansJerome Willis
CambridgeFrank Windsor

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell