Henry VI Trilogy - The BBC Shakespeare Collection 3 DVDs - NEW & SEALED
This Item Includes ALL 3 Parts Of The HENRY VI Trilogy Shakespeare DVDs
Henry VI (Part One)
"Assign'd am I to be the English scourge,
The night the siege assuredly I'll raise;
Expect Saint Martin's summer, halcyon days,
Since I have entered into these wars."
Starring Peter Benson, Brenda Blethyn, Bernard Hill, Trevor Peacock and Brian Protheroe...
As the nation mourns the death of King Henry V, news reaches England of military setbacks in France. After the release of their General, Lord Talbot, the English reclaim lost ground but the appearance of a mystic warrior woman, Joan of Arc inspires the French. Meanwhile, at Henry's court, feuds begin between the lords of the white and red roses...
The first part in the most complete television version of the trilogy, this stylised production recreates Henry's early days as King. Here Oliver Bayldon's set, a children's adventure playground decaying through the trilogy, reflects the disintegrating state of England.
Henry VI (Part Two)
"What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted!
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just,
And he but naked, though locked up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted."
Starring Peter Benson, Julia Foster, Bernard Hill, Trevor Peacock, Ron Cook and Brian Protheroe...
As Henry's marriage to Margaret cedes the last of his father's French gains, the presence of a weak king encourages dissent. Feuds rage between Gloucester and Beaufort and between York's faction and the other lords until York sets up Jack Cade to lead a popular revolt.
This "repertory cast" performance continues Shakespeare's ambitious "War OF The Roses" trilogy. By using actors in multiple roles, director Jane Howell highlights the similarities and contrasts between various characters throughout the story.
Henry VI (Part Three)
"And many strokes though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak."
Starring Peter Benson, Julia Foster, Bernard Hill, Ron Cook and Brian Protheroe...
When defeat at St. Albans forces Henry to cede succession to the House Of York, an infuriated Queen Margaret fights on, determined her son will be the next King. But with the Duke Of York's death in battle, the future of the throne is once again thrown into question.
Shakespeare's final "War Of The Roses" instalment continues the descent of an ordered World into chaos. Outstanding amongst the play's characters are the ruthless Margaret (brilliantly played by Julia Foster) and the increasingly alienated and enraged anti-hero Richard Of Gloucester (Ron Cook).
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 : These are the official and original Full Size DVD case versions produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Suitable for 12 years and over