Great Performances:The Hollow Crown Begins Friday Night
The GREAT PERFORMANCES HOLLOW CROWN series are wonderfully filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeareâ€™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.Â The series was filmed on location in England and set in the authentic medieval time period.
In the first film, RICHARD IIÂ is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his peopleâ€™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.