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Henry VI, Part 3 (1982, Jane Howell)

TitleHenry VI, Part 3
Release LocationsGB
DirectorJane Howell
MediumColor video
Length3 hrs, 20 mins
Play ConnectionsHenry VI, Part 3 (teleplay)
SeriesThe Shakespeare Plays


The third segment of the BBC minor tetralogy (see also 186, 187 and 513). Henry Fenwick gives a fascinating account of problems faced by the lighting personnel and pays high tribute to Sam Barclay, the lighting designer, who was "perhaps the most crucial figure in the look of the production." In charge of the lighting of all four plays of the sequence, Barclay cleverly "rung changes" to give the impression of a much greater variety of mise en scène than was actually the case. His task, says Fenwick, then became one of answering the challenge of each scene moment by moment. Whether it was a little cell or great palace, it remained the same set with only the ingenuity of the lighting to keep it unique (Fenwick, Henry VI, Part Three BSP 23)

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

NorthumberlandJohn Benfield
Henry VIPeter Benson
CastGerald Broadley
Louis XIAntony Brown
Montague/FatherMichael Byrne
RiversPaul Chapman
Richard, Duke Of GloucesterRon Cook
Lady GreyRowena Cooper
Somerset/MortimerArthur Cox
HastingsDavid Daker
RutlandM. David
OxfordBrian Deacon
MusiciansJohn Dempster
StanleyTenniel Evans
ExeterDerek Farr
Queen MargaretJulia Foster
WestmorelandDerek Fuke
RichmondTim Fuke
CastNigel Gomm
Dorset/SonAlex Guard
YorkBernard Hill
ClarenceP. Jesson
Lady BonaMerelina Kendal
CastBrian Little
CliffordOengus MacNamara
CastSteven Paine
Edward IVBrian Protheroe
EdwardNick Reding
CastFrank Walsh
WarwickMark Wing-Davey
Norfolk/Second KeeperPeter Wyatt

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJane Howell
ProducerShaun Sutton
ComposerStephen Oliver
ComposerDudley Simpson
Movement CoordinatorGeraldine Stephenson
Fight CoordinatorMalcolm Ranson
Adaptor/TranslatorDavid Snodin
Production ManagerCorin Campbell-Hill
MakeupCecile Hay-Arthur
CostumesJohn Peacock
LightingSam Barclay
SoundAlan Edmonds
ProductionOliver Bayldon

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell