An Age of Kings

An Age of Kings

DVD - 2009 | Fullscreen version
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"Based on William Shakespeare's history plays. An Age of Kings chronicles the turmoil, power, mystery and frailty of Britain's monarchs from Richard II (1377-1399) to Richard III (1483-1485)"--Container.
Contents: Disc 1. Richard II : the hollow crown -- Richard II : the deposing of a king -- Henry IV : rebellion from the north
Disc 2. Henry IV : the road to Shrewsbury -- Henry IV : the new conspiracy -- Henry IV : uneasy lies the head
Disc 3. Henry V : signs of war -- Henry V : the band of brothers -- Henry VI : the red rose and the white
Disc 4. Henry VI : the fall of the protector -- Henry VI : the rabble from Kent -- Henry VI : the morning's war
Disc 5. Henry VI : the sun in splendour -- Richard III : the dangerous brother -- Richard III : the boar hunt
Publisher: Burbank, CA : BBC/Warner Home Video, c2009
Edition: Fullscreen version
Branch Call Number: AGE
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 947 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Shakespeare's an age of kings
ISBN: 9781419879012
1419879014

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eusebius
Dec 10, 2013

There is some really fine acting in this box set. Sean Connery, Judi Dench, Robert Hardy to name a few. Watch for Eileen Atkins as Pucelle in Henry VI.

pangurban1066 Sep 26, 2013

This is an absolutely priceless series, covering all of the Wars of the Roses plays, using the same actors as their characters travel from one play to the next. Robert Hardy is at his best as Prince Hal and then as Henry V. Terrific 'baseline' performances to judge more recent productions against.

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