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The life & death of King John

Author: Shaun SuttonDavid GilesClaire BloomLeonard RossiterMary MorrisAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King.
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Television adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: John, King of England
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Sutton; David Giles; Claire Bloom; Leonard Rossiter; Mary Morris; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Television.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 46708093
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1984.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Credits: Camera Supervisor, Geoff Feld ; music composed & conducted by Colin Sell ; videotape editor, Stan Pow ; literary consultant, Dr. John Wilders.
Cast: Leonard Rossiter (King John), William Whymper (Chatillon), Mary Morris (Queen Elinor), Robert Brown (Earl of Pembroke), John Castle (Earl of Salisbury), John Flint (Lord Bigot), John Thaw (Hubert de Burgh), George Costigan (Philip the Bastard), Edward Hibbert (Robert Faulconbridge), Phyllida Law (Lady Faulconbridge), Mike Lewin (James Gurney), Charles Kay (King Philip of France), Jonathan Coy (Lewis the Dauphin), Luc Owen (Arthur, Duke of Britaine), Gorden Kaye (Lymoges, Duke of Austria), Claire Bloom (Constance), John Moreno (Melun), Ian Barritt (French Herald), Janet Maw (Blanch), Carl Oatley (English Herald), Clifford Parrish (Citizen of Angiers), Richard Wordsworth (Cardinal Pandulph), Ian Brimble (First Executioner), Ronald Chenery (English Messenger), Alan Collins (Peter of Pomfret), Tim Brown (French Messenger), Rusty Livingstone (Prince Henry).
Event notes: Taped Feb. 1-7, 1984 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.; System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Other Titles: Life and death of King John
King John
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; produced by Shaun Sutton ; directed by David Giles.

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Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King.

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