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  • Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2013]
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr. 28 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 025192170256


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The hollow crown. Richard Ⅱ

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

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Call number: DVD 822.33 Sh X3

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Title from container cover; credits from title frames.

Originally produced for television as individual episodes in 2012.

Special features: Disc 1. "The making of Richard II" behind-the scenes featurette.

Richard II / by William Shakespeare ; adapted by Rupert Goold & Ben Power ; director, Rupert Goold (2 hr., 28 min.).

Richard II: Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy, Clémence Poésy, Tom Hughes, David Bradley, Patrick Stewart.

The Hollow crown: 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 and 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 -- IMDB.

After halting a duel between warring nobles Bolingbroke and Mowbray, Richard II banishes both men from his kingdom. Following the death of Bolingbroke's father, John of Gaunt, Richard seizes his money and land to pay for wars against rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his birthright and more.

DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, English 5.1.

Contents: King Richard II.

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