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The Life & death of King John

Author: Claire BloomDavid GilesShaun SuttonMary MorrisWilliam ShakespeareAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub. [distributor, 199-?]
Series: Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dramatization of Shakespeare's historical drama in which three aspects of kingship are presented: a sovereign whose very title is suspect, his youthful rival (Arthur) whose better claim is made the pawn of scheming politicians, and a bastard son of royalty (Philip) who is compelled to exercise the kingly burden that the king himself cannot sustain.
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Television programs
Television adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: John, King of England; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Bloom; David Giles; Shaun Sutton; Mary Morris; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Films.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 32443811
Notes: Title from cassette label.
Credits: Producer, Shaun Sutton.
Cast: Leonard Rossiter, Edward Bibert, John Castle, John Thaw, George Costigan, Claire Bloom and Mary Morris.
Target Audience: Intended audience: Senior high school through college students and adults.
Description: 1 videocassette (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare.
Other Titles: King John
Life and death of King John
Responsibility: a BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life Television

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A dramatization of Shakespeare's historical drama in which three aspects of kingship are presented: a sovereign whose very title is suspect, his youthful rival (Arthur) whose better claim is made the pawn of scheming politicians, and a bastard son of royalty (Philip) who is compelled to exercise the kingly burden that the king himself cannot sustain.

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