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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.
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 Exeter (4 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Falstaff (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Bardolph (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Westmoreland (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Mistress Quickly (3 episodes, 2012)
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 King's guardsman (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Brakenbury (3 episodes, 2016)
Stephen McDade ...
 Lancastrian Soldier / ... (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Margaret (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Henry VI (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Northumberland (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Gloucester (2 episodes, 2012)
Conrad Asquith ...
 Bracy (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Peto (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Poins (2 episodes, 2012)
Drew Dillon ...
 Drawer (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Kate Percy (2 episodes, 2012)
Henry Faber ...
 Lancaster (2 episodes, 2012)
John Heffernan ...
 Francis (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Henry IV (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Pistol (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Doll Tearsheet (2 episodes, 2012)
Dominic Rowan ...
 Coleville (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Tennyson ...
 Clarence (2 episodes, 2012)
Kevin Smith ...
 Fighting soldier / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2016)
Tina Holland ...
 Church Goer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jimm Stark ...
 Street Servant (2 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Ballard ...
 Grieving Son / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Richard III (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Duke of Buckingham (2 episodes, 2016)
Alan David ...
 Bishop of Ely (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Plantagenet (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Hastings / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Anne (2 episodes, 2016)
Alison Garner ...
 Lady In Waiting (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Prince Ned (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Isabella Neville (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Vernon (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Somerset (2 episodes, 2016)
Matthew Needham ...
 Basset (2 episodes, 2016)
Mac Pietowski ...
 Earl of Salisbury / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Young Cecily (2 episodes, 2016)
Jo Stone-Fewings ...
 Lord Stanley / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Geoffrey Streatfeild ...
 Edward IV (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Warwick (2 episodes, 2016)
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 George, Duke of Clarence (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Suffolk (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Rivers (2 episodes, 2016)
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New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal. Written by PKemp

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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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Featured in 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) See more »

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Quite liked it!
3 July 2016 | by (Wavy Wheat, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I'm not that deeply into Shakespeare, but I will watch the Bard's historical plays and tragedies once in a while if I'm in the mood. (The comedies don't do much for me). I'm the kind of fan who goes to "Shakespeare In The Park" events.

But I once bought a used copy of Ian McKellen's WW II version of "Richard III" and thought it was great. And I enjoyed "Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead" and Branaugh's "Henry V" when they came out as movies.

So for what it's worth, I found a lot to like here and was very glad I got a chance to see these adaptations.

Shakespeare experts and fanatics may find some fault with this collection and some of the casting choices. But if all you want is to get "up to speed" with a few of his historical dramas and see some pretty good acting and story telling, well, here ya go.

Looking forward to the 2nd collection.


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