The Wars of the Roses (1989– )

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The entire cycle of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company

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Ben Bazell ...
 Earl of Westmorland / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Roger Booth ...
 Earl of Northumberland / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Philip Bowen ...
 Montjoy / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Paul Brennen ...
 King Henry VI / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Ian Burford ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Michael Cronin ...
 Earl of Warwick / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Charles Dale ...
 Poins / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
John Darrell ...
 Lord Rivers / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
John Dougall ...
 Prince John of Lancaster / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Colin Farrell ...
 Bardolph / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Michael Fenner ...
 Earl of Oxford / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Andrew Jarvis ...
 Hotspur / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Ann Penfold ...
 Lady Percy / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Michael Pennington ...
 Duke of Buckingham / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Clyde Pollitt ...
 Bishop of Winchester / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Sion Probert ...
 Duke of Somerset / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Barry Stanton ...
 Duke of York / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Hugh Sullivan ...
 Lord Chief Justice / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
John Tramper ...
 Boy / ... (7 episodes, 1990)
Jack Carr ...
 Duke of Burgundy / ... (6 episodes, 1990)
Stephen Jameson ...
 Duke of Clarence / ... (6 episodes, 1990)
June Watson ...
 Mistress Quickly / ... (6 episodes, 1990)
Jennifer Konko ...
 Lady / ... (5 episodes, 1990)
Francesca Ryan ...
 Doll Tearsheet / ... (5 episodes, 1990)
Phil Rees ...
 Berkely / ... (4 episodes)
Simon Elliott ...
 Travers / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
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The entire cycle of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company

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The most memorable productions of any plays I have ever seen
20 March 2013 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I watched this entire cycle of seven plays at the Old Vic in London in February 1989 over one weekend - the same production was subsequently filmed and released as VHS video tapes in 1990 which would be where the TV series came from - and the fact that I am writing this review 24 years later is testament to the almost overwhelming nature of the experience, a truly, truly wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime production of these plays by a very experienced team. The cycle begins with Richard II, followed by Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V, Henry VI (Lancaster), Henry VI (York) (the three original parts of Henry VI were adapted into these two plays) and finally Richard III. If you are serious about Shakespeare performance you will appreciate them, if you can get hold of them. And if you do, get in some ready meals and set aside a weekend.


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