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The wars of the roses : a sequence of seven history plays by William Shakespeare. King Richard III

Author: Michael BogdanovJohn Paul ChappleAndy WardAndrew JarvisAnn PenfoldAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages, and military coups, this play portrays the tumultuous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne. The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward's misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Televised plays
Fiction television programs
Filmed plays
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Edward, King of England; Richard, King of England; Edward, King of England; Richard, King of England; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bogdanov; John Paul Chapple; Andy Ward; Andrew Jarvis; Ann Penfold; June Watson; Michael Pennington; Roger Booth; Philip Bowen; John Dougall; William Shakespeare; ITEL (Firm); Portman Classics (Firm); Contracts International (Firm); Windmill Lane Productions.; English Shakespeare Company.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 560630505
Notes: These discs may not play on all machines or players.
Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.
Originally produced in 1990.
Credits: Supervising cameraman, Simon Fone ; original music, Terry Mortimer ; editor, Brian McCue ; artistic directors, Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington.
Cast: The English Shakespeare Company: Andrew Jarvis (Richard III), Anne Penfold (Queen Elizabeth), June Watson (Margaret), Michael Pennington (Buckingham), Roger Booth (Hastings), Philip Bowen (Edward IV), John Dougall (Clarence).
Description: 3 videodiscs (194 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R format.
Other Titles: King Richard III
Seven history plays by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare: The wars of the roses
Richard III
Responsibility: A presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; ITEL presents ; a Portman Classics production in association with Contracts International and Windmill Lane Productions ; English Shakespeare Company ; directed by Michael Bogdanov ; produced by John Paul Chapple, Andy Ward.

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Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages, and military coups, this play portrays the tumultuous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne. The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward's misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. In a final battle on Bosworth Field, Richard meets the ghosts of all whom he has murdered and the Earl of Richmond, the future King Henry VII.

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