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The Resource An age of kings, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)

An age of kings, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)

Label
An age of kings
Title
An age of kings
Statement of responsibility
script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV
Title variation
Shakespeare's
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When An Age of Kings was first broadcast, it was the most conceptually ambitious Shakespeare project ever attempted for either film or television. Its fifteen parts encompassed Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, all three parts of Henry VI and Richard III, effectively presenting a chronological history of British royalty from 1377 to 1485. An Age of Kings' adapter Eric Crozier cut the text into schedule-friendly 60 and 75 minute episodes. These mostly comprised half a complete play, though Henry VI Part I was reduced to a single hour-long episode."--British FiIm Institute
Related
Cataloging source
ZAE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen ; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ; title music composed by Arthur Bliss ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Lionel Salter, conductor
Dewey number
822.33
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PR2762
LC item number
.A35 1960b
PerformerNote
David William (Richard II), Tom Fleming (Henry IV), Sean Connery (Hotspur), Robert Hardy (Henry V), Frank Pettingell (Falstaff), Judi Dench (Katherine of France), Terry Scully (Henry VI), Eileen Atkins (Joan la Pucelle), Julian Glover (Edward VI), Paul Daneman (Richard III), Mary Morris, Geoffrey Bayldon, George A. Cooper, Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Gordon Gostelow, Robert Lang, Patrick Garland, Edgar Wreford, John Greenwood, Esmond Knight, Juliet Cooke, Patricia Hereghan, David Andrews, William Squire, Frank Windsor, Jerome Willis, John Ringham, Alan Rowe, Violet Carson, Jill Dixon, Jeffry Wickham
Runtime
947
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Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
An age of kings, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare."
  • Title originally packaged in gift box set "The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set"
  • Originally broadcast as a BBC mini-series in 15 episodes in 1960
  • Based on the plays of William Shakespeare
  • At head of title on menu screen: pt. 1-2: Richard II; pt. 3-6: Henry IV; pt. 7-8: Henry V; pt. 9-13: Henry VI; pt. 14-15: Richard III
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 4.
  • Henry IV : The road to Shrewsbury (ca. 71 min.) ;
  • pt. 5.
  • Henry IV : The new conspiracy (ca. 59 min.) ;
  • pt. 6.
  • Henry IV : Uneasy lies the head (ca. 75 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • pt. 7.
  • Henry V : Signs of war (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 8.
  • Disc 1.
  • Henry V: The band of brothers (ca. 57 min.) ;
  • pt. 9.
  • Henry V : The Red rose and the white (ca. 60 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • pt. 10.
  • Henry VI : The fall of the protector (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 11.
  • Henry VI : The rabble from Kent (ca. 58 min.) ;
  • pt. 12.
  • Henry VI : The morning's war (ca. 59 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • Disc 5.
  • pt. 13.
  • Henry VI : The sun in splendour (ca. 57 min.) ;
  • pt. 14.
  • Richard III : The dangerous brother (ca. 59 min.) ;
  • pt. 15.
  • Richard II : The boar hunt (ca. 74 min.)
  • Richard II : The hollow crown (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 2.
  • Richard II : The deposing of a king (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 3.
  • Henry IV : Rebellion from the north (ca. 77 min.)
  • Disc 2.
Control code
ocn317618613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
5 videodiscs (approximately 947 min.)
Isbn
9781419879012
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929058266
  • 883929544257 (gift box set)
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
1000090025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)317618613
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, fullscreen ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
An age of kings, script editor, Eric Crozier ; directed by Michael Hayes ; produced by Peter Dews ; BBC TV, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "A cycle of the history plays of William Shakespeare."
  • Title originally packaged in gift box set "The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set"
  • Originally broadcast as a BBC mini-series in 15 episodes in 1960
  • Based on the plays of William Shakespeare
  • At head of title on menu screen: pt. 1-2: Richard II; pt. 3-6: Henry IV; pt. 7-8: Henry V; pt. 9-13: Henry VI; pt. 14-15: Richard III
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 4.
  • Henry IV : The road to Shrewsbury (ca. 71 min.) ;
  • pt. 5.
  • Henry IV : The new conspiracy (ca. 59 min.) ;
  • pt. 6.
  • Henry IV : Uneasy lies the head (ca. 75 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • pt. 7.
  • Henry V : Signs of war (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 8.
  • Disc 1.
  • Henry V: The band of brothers (ca. 57 min.) ;
  • pt. 9.
  • Henry V : The Red rose and the white (ca. 60 min.)
  • Disc 4.
  • pt. 10.
  • Henry VI : The fall of the protector (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 11.
  • Henry VI : The rabble from Kent (ca. 58 min.) ;
  • pt. 12.
  • Henry VI : The morning's war (ca. 59 min.)
  • pt. 1.
  • Disc 5.
  • pt. 13.
  • Henry VI : The sun in splendour (ca. 57 min.) ;
  • pt. 14.
  • Richard III : The dangerous brother (ca. 59 min.) ;
  • pt. 15.
  • Richard II : The boar hunt (ca. 74 min.)
  • Richard II : The hollow crown (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 2.
  • Richard II : The deposing of a king (ca. 60 min.) ;
  • pt. 3.
  • Henry IV : Rebellion from the north (ca. 77 min.)
  • Disc 2.
Control code
ocn317618613
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen
Extent
5 videodiscs (approximately 947 min.)
Isbn
9781419879012
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883929058266
  • 883929544257 (gift box set)
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
1000090025
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)317618613
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, fullscreen ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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