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Henry IV Part One


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Henry IV Part One

Dates: 30/04/1991 - 13/06/1991

Location: Blackfriars Theatre, The Wharf

by William Shakespeare

presented by Sydney Theatre Company in assocation with DSI

Henry Iv Andrew McFarlane
Earl of Westmoreland John Derum
Sir Walter Blunt Simon Arlidge
Prince Hal Marcus Graham
Princ John Angelo d'Angelo
Thomas Percy Jamie Jackson
Henry Percy Duncan Was
Hotspur Luciano Martucci
Kate, Lady Percy Diane Smith
Mortimer David McCubbin
Lady Mortimer Liz Newman
Glendower Patrick Dickson
Archibald Steven Vidler
Sir Richard Vernon Richard Baker
Archbishop of York Duncan Wass
Sir Michael Patrick Dickson
Sir John Falstaff Vic Rooney
Poins David McCubbin
Gadshill Steven Vidler
Peto Angelo d'Angelo
Bardolph Duncan Wass
Mistress Quickly John Derum
Francis Liz Newman
Vitner Patrick Dickson
Carriers Simon Arlidge
  Richard Baker
Chamberlain Patrick Dickson
Messener Angelo d'Angelo
Staged by Wayne Harrison
  Philip Parsons
  John Senczuk

This production also played at the State Sports Centre, Homebush 30 April-4 May


Shakespeare comes to life and rings out clear as a bel. The players play the scenes as if on a great narrative roller-coaster; history biting at their heels. How refreshing! How exciting!
     Angela Bennie, Sydney Morning Herald

A sturdy rollicking production. Sometimes very moving, sometimes very funny. This was real theatre, theatre to shout over; theatre that was designed to thrill and excite.
     Paul le Petit, Sunday Telegraph

Fascinating, thoroughly enjoyable, thrilling and hilarious, gives insight into the past, rich pleasure for the present and wonderful challenge for the future This is something no JSC student studying the play can afford to miss - no theatre-lover worthy of the name should want to. It is a real event, a treat, and I loved every minute of it. Out understanding is enhanced superbly and along the way we are royally entertained and exited.
     Frank Gauntlett, Telegraph Mirror

This lusty production has the uninhibited vivacity and racy vigour of a pantomime. At the same time, it gives convincing flesh to many of the thematic complexities of Henry IV and it firmly establishes the text as the foundation of the actors' performances. ... The production concludes with a bawdy Elizabethan jig and begins with a potted version of Richard II.
Rosemary Neill, The Australian

"Clarity is Henry's crowning achievement"
Henry IV is the best Shakespeare seen this year.
John Pierce, Eastern Express

The presentation is brilliant and accurately calculated to win new audiences (especially the young) to Shakespeare.
Peter Morrison, The Australian Jewish News