An Age of Kings (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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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)
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 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 Martin ...
 Messenger / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Lord Chief Justice / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Adrian Brine ...
 Duke of Bourbon / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 Harry Percy / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Tony Garnett ...
 John Holland / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 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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Would really like this to be available
29 February 2008 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

I followed this entire series when I was a child in grade school, by choice, not because it was required for school. I used to read the plays at the pace of the series. The experience gave me a life-long love for Shakespeare and history. It even gave me a bit of an acting bug, although at an amateur level only. Whenever I read any of Shakespeare's history plays, the images that come to mind first are from this black and white production, seen on a big "furniture" TV set with a rabbit ear antenna, with all the "ghosts" and wobbles that go with that.

Although the sets were minimal, if I remember correctly, that was totally irrelevant because the acting was so good. At the time I had no idea who any of the actors were. Now I see that many of them have become well known over the years. I particularly enjoyed Hotspur and Hal, whom I now see were played by Sean Connery and Robert Hardy. I would dearly love to see this available in video, especially since many of the plays are seldom performed and even fewer are available on video. It would be valuable also as a document of mid-20th century televised play production.


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