The hollow crown. The complete series Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V

Published 2013
Item Details

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.

Publisher, Date:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2013]
4 videodiscs (8 hr. 48 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital surround
laser optical NTSC
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Other Title:
Richard II [DVD].
Henry IV part 1 [DVD].
Henry IV part 2 [DVD].
Henry V [DVD].
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. Disc 3. "The making of Henry IV" behind-the scenes featurette. Disc 4. "The making of Henry V" behind-the scenes featurette; "The making of a King" featurette looking at this landmark Shakespearean series.
Richard II: Director of photography, Danny Cohen ; editor, Trevor Waite ; composer, Adam Cork ; costume designer, Odile Dicks-Mireaux ; production designer, Andrew McAlpine.
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2: Director of photography, Ben Smithard ; film editor, Lesley Walker ; composer, Stephen Warbeck ; costume designer, Annie Symons ; production designer, Donal Woods.
Henry V: Director of photography, Michael McDonough ; editor, John Wilson ; composer, Adrian Johnston ; costume designer, Annie Symons ; production designer, Alan Macdonald.
Richard II: Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy, Clémence Poésy, Tom Hughes, David Bradley, Patrick Stewart.
Henry IV, Part 1: Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Alun Armstrong, Joe Armstrong, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Tom Georgeson, David Hayman, James Laurenson, Harry Lloyd, Maxine Peake, Robert Pugh, Julie Walters.
Henry IV, Part 2: Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Alun Armstrong, David Bamber, Niamh Cusack, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Tom Georgeson, Iain Glen, Nicholas Jones, James Laurenson, Geoffrey Palmer, Maxine Peake, Paul Ritter, Julie Walters.
Henry V: Tom Hiddleston, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Freeman, Tom Georgeson, Richard Griffiths, Paterson Joseph, James Laurenson, Anton Lesser, Paul Ritter, Malcolm Sinclair, Owen Teale, Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Julie Walters, John Hurt.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, English 5.1.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Richard II / by William Shakespeare ; adapted by Rupert Goold & Ben Power ; director, Rupert Goold (2 hr., 28 min.)
Henry IV / by William Shakespeare ; adapter and director, Richard Eyre (4 hrs., 1 min.)
Henry V / by William Shakespeare ; directed by Thea Sharrock ; adapted by Ben Power (2 hr., 19 min.)
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Hollow crown DVD.
The hollow crown.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry IV, 1399-1413 -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry V, 1413-1422 -- Drama.
Henry IV, King of England, 1367-1413 -- Drama.
Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422 -- Drama.
Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400 -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television programs -- Great Britain.
Television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Armstrong, Alun, actor.
Armstrong, Joe, 1978- actor.
Bamber, David, actor.
Beale, Simon Russell, actor.
Bradley, David, 1942- actor.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Chaplin, Geraldine, 1944- actor.
Cohen, Danny, 1963- director of photography.
Cork, Adam, composer (expression)
Cusack, Niamh, actor.
Dawson, David, 1982- actor.
Dicks-Mireaux, Odile, costume designer.
Dockery, Michelle, 1981- actor.
Duncan, Lindsay, actor.
Eyre, Richard, 1943- director.
Freeman, Paul, 1943- actor.
Georgeson, Tom, 1937- actor.
Glen, Iain, 1961- actor.
Goold, Rupert, director.
Griffiths, Richard, 1947-2013, actor.
Harris, Pippa, producer.
Hayman, David, 1950- actor.
Hiddleston, Tom, actor.
Horn, David (Producer), producer.
Hughes, Tom, 1986- actor.
Hurt, John, 1940-2017 actor.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- actor.
Johnston, Adrian, composer (expression)
Jones, Nicholas, 1946- actor.
Joseph, Paterson, actor.
Kinnear, Rory, 1978- actor.
Laurenson, James, 1940- actor.
Lesser, Anton, actor.
Lloyd, Harry, 1983- actor.
Macdonald, Alan (Production designer)
McAlpine, Andrew, production designer.
McDonough, Michael, 1967- director of photography.
Mendes, Sam, producer.
Morrissey, David, actor.
NBC Universal Television, production company.
Neal Street Productions, production company.
Neame, Gareth, producer.
Palmer, Geoffrey, 1927-2020 actor.
Peake, Maxine, actor.
Poésy, Clémence, actor.
Power, Ben, adapter.
Pugh, Robert, 1950- actor.
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor.
Ritter, Paul (Actor), actor.
Ryle-Hodges, Rupert, producer.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.
Sharrock, Thea, 1976- director.
Sinclair, Malcolm, 1950- actor.
Smithard, Ben, director of photography.
Stewart, Patrick, 1940- actor.
Suchet, David, actor.
Symons, Annie, costume designer.
Teale, Owen, 1961- actor.
Television adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V.
Television adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV.
Television adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II.
Thierry, Mélanie, actor.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), production company.
Waite, Trevor, editor of moving image work.
Walker, Lesley, editor of moving image work.
Walters, Julie, 1950- actor.
Warbeck, Stephen, composer (expression)
Whishaw, Ben, 1980- actor.
Wilson, Lambert, actor.
Woods, Donal, production designer.
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