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Hollow Crowns

Synopsis
Documentary. Simon Schama concludes his two-part documentary looking at Shakespeare’s attitudes towards kingship. The programmes focuses on Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Henry V and Richard II. Includes scenes from the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s 2011 production of King Lear with Tim Pigott-Smith in the title role. Judi Dench (not in costume) performs Lady Macbeth’s speech (Act I, sc v - "The raven himself is hoarse").

Contributors: Michael Boyd, David Edgar (who states that the plot of King Lear is similar to Cinderella)
Series
Simon Schama’s Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
29 Jun 2012 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Ashley Gething
Producer
Charlotte Sacher
Cinematographer
Patrick Acum
Writer
Simon Schama
Contributor
David Edgar; Michael Boyd; Simon Schama
Cast
Tobias MenziesKing Henry V
Olivia MorganCordelia
Richard O’CallaghanFool
Hedydd DylanRegan
Neve McIntoshDuke of Cornwall
Peter de JerseyMichael Williams
Tim FrancesEarl of Kent

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Henry V; King Lear; Macbeth; Richard II
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
biographies; history of the 16th century; history of the 17th century; monarchy; politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Oxford Film and Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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