An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare

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[London] : 2/entertain :, [2009].


General Note
Originally broadcast as a BBC mini-series in 15 episodes in 1960.
General Note
Based on the plays of William Shakespeare.
General Note
At head of title on menu screen: pt. 1-2: Richard II; pt. 3-6: Henry IV; pt. 7-8: Henry V; pt. 9-13: Henry VI; pt.14-15: Richard III.
Creation/Production Credits
Music composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen ; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ; title music composed by Arthur Bliss ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Lionel Salter, conductor.
David William (Richard II), Tom Fleming (Henry IV), Sean Connery (Hotspur), Robert Hardy (Henry V), Frank Pettingell (Falstaff), Judi Dench (Katherine of France), Terry Scully (Henry VI), Eileen Atkins (Joan la Pucelle), Julian Glover (Edward VI), Paul Daneman (Richard III), Mary Morris, Geoffrey Bayldon, George A. Cooper, Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Gostelow, Robert Lang, Patrick Garland, Edgar Wreford, John Greenwood, Esmond Knight, Juliet Cooke, Patricia Hereghan, David Andrews, William Squire, Frank Windsor, Jerome Willis, John Ringham, Alan Rowe, Violet Carson, Jill Dixon.
"When An Age of Kings was first broadcast, it was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485. An Age of Kings' adapter Eric Crozier cut the text into schedule-friendly 60 and 75 minute episodes. These mostly comprised half a complete play, though Henry VI Part I was reduced to a single hour-long episode."--British FiIm Institute.
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DVD format, NTSC; Dolby digital.
In English with optional English SDH subtitles.

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