Henry VIII - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
"Had I but served my God with half the zeal
I served my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies."
Starring Claire Bloom, Julian Glover, Timothy West and John Stride...
Henry is a proud monarch who flies in the face of the church in seeking to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Bullen. As Cardinal Wolsey, the powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend Rome to the King’s wishes, the court reverberates with political intrigue and accusations of treachery.
The verbal jousting of Timothy West and Claire Bloom (as Cardinal Wolsey and Katherine of Aragon) illuminates this rare production of the near-full text of one of Shakespeare’s last plays. Shot entirely on location in English castles and stately homes, it was cited by the Shakespeare Association of America as the best of the BBC series.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Certificate Parental Guidance (General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children)