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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Frank Windsor ...
 Earl of Warwick / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 Earl of Westmoreland / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Garland ...
 John, Duke of Bedford / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Ringham ...
 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Terence Lodge ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Marquess of Dorset / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Greenwood ...
 Messenger / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
David Andrews ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Edgar Wreford ...
 Archbishop of York / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Alan Rowe ...
 Duke of Somerset / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Leon Shepperdson ...
 Lord Grey / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Jerome Willis ...
 Duke of Orleans / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth Farrington ...
 Captain Fluellen / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Robert Lang ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terry Wale ...
 Court / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Timothy Harley ...
 Boy / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Jeremy Bisley ...
 Captain Gower / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Derek Ware ...
 Gabriel, a servant to York / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terry Scully ...
 King Henry VI / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
John Murray Scott ...
 Messenger / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Gordon Gostelow ...
 Bardolph / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
John Warner ...
 Lewis, the Dauphin / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
Tony Garnett ...
 A Post / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
Noel Johnson ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
George A. Cooper ...
 Earl of Northumberland / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Adrian Brine ...
 Duke of Bourbon / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Brian Smith ...
 Poins / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Michael Graham Cox ...
 Captain Macmorris / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Mary Morris ...
 Margaret, Queen to King Henry / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jack May ...
 Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
...
 Henry, Prince of Wales / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Edmund of Langley, Duke of York / ... (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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Henry VI, a Plantagenet commissioned schools for the underprivileged but Cromwell closed some of them down over rumors of degeneracy. See more »

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Version of Richard the Second (2001) See more »

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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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