Great Performances:The Hollow Crown Begins Friday Night

The GREAT PERFORMANCES HOLLOW CROWN series are wonderfully filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping plays of the Kings Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V.

The series features some of the most pre-eminent Shakespearean actors of our time. The Kings are played by Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston and supported by a phenomenal cast including Patrick Stewart, David Suchet.  The series was filmed on location in England and set in the authentic medieval time period.

In the first film, RICHARD II  is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people’s welfare. He is ultimately overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, who ascends the throne as Henry IV.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE HOLLOW CROWN-RICHARD II airs Friday, September 20 at 9pm on WOSU TV.

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