The Hollow Crown (2012)

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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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Tom Georgeson ...
 Bardolph (3 episodes, 2012)
James Laurenson ...
 Westmoreland (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Mistress Quickly (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Exeter (3 episodes, 2012-2016)
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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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 Northumberland (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Gloucester (2 episodes, 2012)
Conrad Asquith ...
 Bracy (2 episodes, 2012)
Ian Conningham ...
 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)
Jimm Stark ...
 Street Servant (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Richard III (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Duke of Buckingham (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)
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 Prince Ned (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Isabella (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Vernon (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Somerset (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Earl of Salisbury / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Lucy Robinson ...
 Young Cecily (2 episodes, 2016)
Geoffrey Streatfield ...
 Edward IV (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Henry VI (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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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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Sophie Okinodo has portrayed a British Queen before, albeit fictional, when she played Liz Ten on two episodes of Doctor Who with the eleventh doctor, Matt Smith. See more »

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A visual spectacle, but no poetic grandeur
22 July 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

As I watched these Hollow Crown episodes, there was something about the delivery of the dialogue that seemed off to me. It was strangely flat and naturalistic, spoken like ordinary dialogue in historical fiction. Then it hit me: the verse is spoken in prose. This is a huge problem. We have amazing production values; sumptuous settings; virtuoso directing; good actors and visual splendor enough to knock anyone's socks off - and we also have Shakespeare's story and words. Tragically, however, without the verse delivery of the lines, we have none of the grandeur of the language; no poetry in the performance. The artfulness of Shakespeare's work has been excised.

There is little to criticize about these versions besides this, but this point of criticism is an all-important one. Reducing Shakespeare's poetry to straight-forward prose is a terrible idea which takes away the audience's joy of the beauty of the words, and also deprives the actors of doing the kind of Shakespeare they want to be doing. I assume it was done to make Shakespeare's language more modern and understandable to an audience that is not weaned on Shakespeare, but to drag Shakespeare down to this level is artistic sabotage. I am deeply against it, and I hope they won't do it in the other upcoming BBC Shakespeare installments by producer Sam Mendes. Sadly, they probably will. Sigh. :-(


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