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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Henry V (1967, Lorne Freed)

TitleHenry V
Release LocationsCanada
DirectorLorne Freed
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs
Play ConnectionsHenry V (recording)


A television adaptation of the 1966 Stratford Festival of Canada production, this was also the first Shakespeare play transmitted in color on the Canadian airwaves. Reaction of reviewers was mixed. Despite its acknowledged excellence, few Stratford, Canada, production have ever been telecast, apparently owing to legal complications about ownership rights. That is also probably why Mary Jane Miller's recent Turn Up the Contrast: CBC Television Drama since 1952 (Vancouver: UBC P, 1987) says virtually nothing about Shakespeare on Canadian television

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

FluellenBernard Behrens
BardolphEric Christmas
Charles VIJean Gascon
Mistress QuicklyAemilia Hall
ChorusWilliam Hutt
KatharineDiana LeBlanc
Henry VDouglas Rain
PistolPowys Thomas

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorLorne Freed
Stage DirectorMichael Langham
ProductionDesmond Heeley

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell