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An Age of Kings 

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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Series cast summary:
Frank Windsor ...  Earl of Warwick / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Julian Glover ...  Earl of Westmoreland / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Patrick Garland Patrick Garland ...  John, Duke of Bedford / ... 14 episodes, 1960
John Ringham ...  Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Terence Lodge Terence Lodge ...  Duke of Exeter / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Anthony Valentine ...  Marquess of Dorset / ... 14 episodes, 1960
John Greenwood John Greenwood ...  Messenger / ... 14 episodes, 1960
David Andrews David Andrews ...  Lord Hastings / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Edgar Wreford Edgar Wreford ...  Archbishop of York / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ...  Duke of Somerset / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Leon Shepperdson Leon Shepperdson ...  Lord Grey / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Jerome Willis ...  Duke of Orleans / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Kenneth Farrington Kenneth Farrington ...  Captain Fluellen / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Robert Lang ...  Lord Hastings / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Terry Wale Terry Wale ...  Court / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Timothy Harley Timothy Harley ...  Boy / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Jeremy Bisley Jeremy Bisley ...  Captain Gower / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Derek Ware Derek Ware ...  Gabriel, a servant to York / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Terry Scully Terry Scully ...  King Henry VI / ... 11 episodes, 1960
John Murray Scott John Murray Scott ...  Messenger / ... 11 episodes, 1960
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ...  Bardolph / ... 10 episodes, 1960
John Warner John Warner ...  Lewis, the Dauphin / ... 8 episodes, 1960
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ...  A Post / ... 8 episodes, 1960
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ...  Duke of Exeter / ... 7 episodes, 1960
George A. Cooper ...  Earl of Northumberland / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ...  Duke of Bourbon / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Brian Smith ...  Poins / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Michael Graham Cox Michael Graham Cox ...  Captain Macmorris / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Mary Morris ...  Margaret, Queen to King Henry / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Jack May Jack May ...  Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Robert Hardy ...  Henry, Prince of Wales / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Jeffry Wickham 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Doba kraljeva See more »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first time that the BBC mounted a production of all of Shakespeare's history plays from Richard II to Richard III. They would not attempt it again until over 50 years later, with 'The Hollow Crown (2012)(TV)'. See more »

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Version of Richard II (2001) See more »

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Great series that should be made available
8 April 2006 | by cybermole-1See all my reviews

This series has recently been unearthed and excerpts can be seen, at least within Britain, via http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/527213/index.html Presumably there is some hope that the series may eventually become available more widely. The problem is that this series was followed by the series THE WARS OF THE ROSES that had a similarly stellar cast and which has been available to cable TV, or at least crowding the market.

The two series are quite different in dramaturgy; THE WARS consolidates the plays through extensive rewriting and shifting of scenes; AN AGE OF KINGS follows Shakespeare more closely. Both series benefit from integral casting.


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