Titles in this Series

Richard II

Item #: 2770

Henry IV, part 1

Item #: 2771

Henry IV, part 2

Item #: 2772

Henry V

Item #: 2773

Henry VI, House of Lancaster

Item #: 2774

Henry VI, House of York

Item #: 2775

Richard III

Item #: 2776

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SHAKESPEARE: THE WARS OF THE ROSES

The Series Includes : Richard II | Henry IV, part 1 | Henry IV, part 2 | Henry V | Henry VI, House of Lancaster | Henry VI, House of York | Richard III
DVD Price: $699.65
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $1,049.48
3-Year Streaming Price: $699.65

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Description

From Richard II through Richard III

Shakespeare's history cycle recounts the story of two great dynasties, the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York, who contested their rights to the crown across nearly two centuries of murder, intrigue, rebellion, counter-rebellion, and bloody battle culminating at last in the Battle of Bosworth and the accession of Henry Tudor to the throne.

The great battles of Agincourt, Tewkesbury, and Bosworth; the poetry of love, the treachery of power politics, and the unease of crownèd heads—in short, Shakespeare's history plays—are here presented by the English Theatre Company in performances hailed for bringing to life the history as well as the plays:

"... the complete and indispensable Shakespearean event... a monumental achievement." (New York Times)

"...achieves the rare feat of making Shakespeare sound like real interchanges between real people while keeping the power and the glory of the poetry." (Newsweek)

"...models of the way the most sweepingly cinematic, bold contemporary approach to Shakespeare can be grafted to a splendidly traditional devotion to language and crystal clear story-telling." (Chicago Sunday Times)

The performers, all experienced and versatile Shakespearean actors and actresses, include: Michael Pennington (Richard II, Henry Prince of Wales, Henry V, Earl of Suffolk, Jack Cade, Duke of Buckingham);

Michael Cronin (Bolingbroke, Henry IV, MacMorris, Warwick, Stanley); Paul Brennen (Bagot, Peto, Pistol, Vernon, Cambridge, Henry VI);

Barry Stanton (Falstaff, Chorus in henry V, Richard of York);

Andrew Jarvis (Hotspur, the Dauphin of France, Richard Duke of Gloucester, Richard III)

The seven plays (the three parts of Henry VI have been turned into Henry VI, House of Lancaster and Henry VI, House of York) run approximately 21-1/2 hours.

Item#: BVL2769

ISBN: 978-1-4213-8398-9

Reviews & Awards

"The complete and indispensable Shakespearean event...a monumental achievement."—The New York Times

"...achieves the rare feat of making Shakespeare sound like real interchanges between real people while keeping the power and the glory of the poetry."—Newsweek

"...models of the way the most sweepingly cinematic, bold contemporary approach to Shakespeare can be grafted to a splendidly traditional devotion to language and crystal clear story-telling."—Chicago Sun Times

"The most remarkable and remarked upon Shakespeare production of the 1980s...one of the most dynamic and vital Shakespeare productions of our time... Bogdanov deserves high praise...for the technical mastery he displays in capturing his stage epic on television... The result is a stunning contribution to the growing canon of video Shakespeare and ranks among the very best of those which attempt to capture the dynamics of a live performance."—Shakespeare on Film Newsletter

Districts’ Choice Award, Curriculum Product News.

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Only available in USA and Canada.


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