The tragedy of Richard III [DVD videorecording] by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; produced by Shaun Sutton ; directed by Jane Howell.
Contributor(s): Sutton, Shaun | Howell, Jane | Cook, Ron | Byrne, Michael | Cooper, Rowena | Foster, Julia | Wanamaker, Zoë | Protheroe, Brian | Crosbie, Annette | British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service | Time-Life Television | Ambrose Video Publishing.Material type: FilmSeries: Shakespeare, William, BBC TV Shakespeare (London, England): ; Shakespeare, William, Works: Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]Description: 1 videodisc (228 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Richard III [Title on disc:] | King Richard III.Contained works: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III.Subject(s): Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- Drama | Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485 -- Drama | Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Drama | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations | Historical drama, English -- Film adaptations | English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 | Feature films | Historical filmsGenre/Form: Televised plays. | Television adaptations.DDC classification: 822.33 LOC classification: PR2821 | .A23 2000
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"Word for word as written by William Shakespeare"--Container.
DVD-video; digitally remastered; picture & sound enhanced.
System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Peter Benson (King Henry VI), Anthony Brown (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), David Burke (Sir William Catesby), Michael Byrne (Duke of Buckingham), Anne Carroll (Jane Shore), Paul Chapman (Earl Rivers), Ron Cook (Richard III), Rowena Cooper (Queen Elizabeth), Arthur Cox (Lord Grey, Lord Mayor of London), Annette Crosbie (Duchess of York), David Daker (Lord Hastings), Brian Deacon (Henry, Earl of Richmond), Jeremy Dimmick (Young Duke of York), Tenniel Evans (Lord Stanley), Derek Farr (Sir Robert Brakenbury, Earl of Surrey), Dorian Ford (Edward, Prince of Wales), Julia Foster (Queen Margaret), Derek Fuke (Sir Thomas Vaughan), Alex Guard (Marquess of Dorset), Bernard Hill (First Murderer), Paul Jesson (George, Duke of Clarence), Patsy Kensit (Lady Margaret Plantagenet), Rusty Livingstone (Page to Richard), Oengus MacNamara (Halberdier, Lord Lovell), Brian Protheroe (King Edward IV), Nick Reding (Ghost of the Prince of Wales), Zoë Wanamaker (Lady Anne), Mark Wing-Davey (Sir James Tyrrel), Peter Wyatt (Duke of Norfolk).
Senior cameraman Jim Atkinson ; incidental music composed & conducted by Dudley Simpson ; video tape editor.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1983.
Taped Mar. 31-Apr. 6, 1982 at the BBC Television studios in London.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Shakespeare's play about Richard of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villian who usurps the crown. Through family machinations, political marriages and military coups, this play portrays the tumultous reign of King Edward IV and the ascension of Richard to the throne, an intricate period in English history.
In English with English subtitles for the hearing impaired.