A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.
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Series cast summary:
David Andrews ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Garland ...
 John of Lancaster / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 Earl of Westmoreland / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Ringham ...
 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Alan Rowe ...
 Charles VI / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Frank Windsor ...
 Earl of Warwick / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth Farrington ...
 Fluellen / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terence Lodge ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Leon Shepperdson ...
 Lord Grey / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
...
 English herald / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Jerome Willis ...
 Duke of Orleans / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
John Greenwood ...
 Messenger / ... (12 episodes, 1960)
Edgar Wreford ...
 Archbishop of York / ... (12 episodes, 1960)
Jeremy Bisley ...
 Gower / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Timothy Harley ...
 Boy / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Robert Lang ...
 Cardinal Beaufort / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Gordon Gostelow ...
 Bardolph / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
Terry Wale ...
 Court / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
Terry Scully ...
 Henry VI / ... (9 episodes, 1960)
Derek Ware ...
 Huntsman / ... (9 episodes, 1960)
John Warner ...
 Lewis, the Dauphin / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
George A. Cooper ...
 Earl of Northumberland / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Noel Johnson ...
 Thomas Mowbray / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
John Scott ...
 Messenger / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Lord Chief Justice / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Adrian Brine ...
 Duke of Bourbon / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
...
 Harry Percy / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Tony Garnett ...
 John Holland / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
...
 Henry, Prince of Wales / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jack May ...
 Duke of York / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Mary Morris ...
 Queen Margaret / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Brian Smith ...
 Poins / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Alexander Iden / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.

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28 April 1960 (UK)  »

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Doba kraljeva  »

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(15 episodes)

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Great series that should be made available
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series has recently been unearthed and excerpts can be seen, at least within Britain, via http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/527213/index.html Presumably there is some hope that the series may eventually become available more widely. The problem is that this series was followed by the series THE WARS OF THE ROSES that had a similarly stellar cast and which has been available to cable TV, or at least crowding the market.

The two series are quite different in dramaturgy; THE WARS consolidates the plays through extensive rewriting and shifting of scenes; AN AGE OF KINGS follows Shakespeare more closely. Both series benefit from integral casting.


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