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The Resource An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)

An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)

Label
An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare
Title
An age of kings
Title remainder
a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV
Title variation
  • Cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's an age of kings
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When An Age of Kings was first broadcast, it was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485. An Age of Kings' adapter Eric Crozier cut the text into schedule-friendly 60 and 75 minute episodes. These mostly comprised half a complete play, though Henry VI Part I was reduced to a single hour-long episode."--British FiIm Institute
Related
Cataloging source
ZAE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen ; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ; title music composed by Arthur Bliss ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Lionel Salter, conductor
Dewey number
822.33
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PR2762
LC item number
.A35 1960b
PerformerNote
David William (Richard II), Tom Fleming (Henry IV), Sean Connery (Hotspur), Robert Hardy (Henry V), Frank Pettingell (Falstaff), Judi Dench (Katherine of France), Terry Scully (Henry VI), Eileen Atkins (Joan la Pucelle), Julian Glover (Edward VI), Paul Daneman (Richard III), Mary Morris, Geoffrey Bayldon, George A. Cooper, Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Gostelow, Robert Lang, Patrick Garland, Edgar Wreford, John Greenwood, Esmond Knight, Juliet Cooke, Patricia Hereghan, David Andrews, William Squire, Frank Windsor, Jerome Willis, John Ringham, Alan Rowe, Violet Carson, Jill Dixon
Runtime
947
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a BBC mini-series in 15 episodes in 1960
  • Based on the plays of William Shakespeare
  • At head of title on menu screen: pt. 1-2: Richard II; pt. 3-6: Henry IV; pt. 7-8: Henry V; pt. 9-13: Henry VI; pt. 14-15: Richard III
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • pt. 4.
  • The Road to Shrewsbury (ca. 71 min.) ;
  • pt. 5.
  • The New conspiracy (ca. 59 min.);
  • pt. 6.
  • Uneasy lies the head (ca. 75 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • pt. 7.
  • Signs of war (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 8.
  • Disc 1.
  • The Band of brothers (ca. 57 min.);
  • pt. 9.
  • The Red rose and the white (ca. 60 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • pt. 10.
  • The Fall of the protector (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 11.
  • The Rabble from Kent (ca. 58 min.);
  • pt. 12.
  • The Morning's war (ca. 59 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • Disc 5.
  • pt. 13.
  • The Sun in splendour (ca. 57 min.);
  • pt. 14.
  • The Dangerous brother (ca. 59 min.);
  • pt. 15.
  • The Boar hunt (ca. 74 min.)
  • The Hollow crown (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 2.
  • The Deposing of a king (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 3.
  • Rebellion from the north (ca. 77 min.)
  • Disc 2.
Control code
ocn317618613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 947 min.)
Isbn
9781419879012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929058266
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
1000090025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o317618613
  • (Sirsi) o317618613
  • (OCoLC)317618613
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
An age of kings : a cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a BBC mini-series in 15 episodes in 1960
  • Based on the plays of William Shakespeare
  • At head of title on menu screen: pt. 1-2: Richard II; pt. 3-6: Henry IV; pt. 7-8: Henry V; pt. 9-13: Henry VI; pt. 14-15: Richard III
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • pt. 4.
  • The Road to Shrewsbury (ca. 71 min.) ;
  • pt. 5.
  • The New conspiracy (ca. 59 min.);
  • pt. 6.
  • Uneasy lies the head (ca. 75 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • pt. 7.
  • Signs of war (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 8.
  • Disc 1.
  • The Band of brothers (ca. 57 min.);
  • pt. 9.
  • The Red rose and the white (ca. 60 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • pt. 10.
  • The Fall of the protector (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 11.
  • The Rabble from Kent (ca. 58 min.);
  • pt. 12.
  • The Morning's war (ca. 59 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • Disc 5.
  • pt. 13.
  • The Sun in splendour (ca. 57 min.);
  • pt. 14.
  • The Dangerous brother (ca. 59 min.);
  • pt. 15.
  • The Boar hunt (ca. 74 min.)
  • The Hollow crown (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 2.
  • The Deposing of a king (ca. 60 min.);
  • pt. 3.
  • Rebellion from the north (ca. 77 min.)
  • Disc 2.
Control code
ocn317618613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 947 min.)
Isbn
9781419879012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929058266
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
1000090025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o317618613
  • (Sirsi) o317618613
  • (OCoLC)317618613
System details
DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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