A young man goes to a school for servants run by a brother and sister. In the dreamlike and surreal world that he enters, how will his presence impact the people there and possibly even the school itself?
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
This was indeed an amazing television production. Having not been an expert on Shakespeare, I was prepared to feel "lost" when I sat down to watch BBC 4's Richard II live from the Globe. On the contrary, I have never felt more drawn into a television experience before. At the beginning the presenter talked with Shakespeare actors and scholars who set up the plot and discussed its themes. And through the course of this film I had the feeling that this is the way it is meant to be seen, in front of a live, reactive audience. It felt alive. The cast was brilliant and want to see more. When will these live performances be available on DVD?
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