The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays (2012)



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Air date: Sep 20, 2012
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Four filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays ("Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1," "Henry IV Part 2," "Henry V").

Critic Reviews for The Hollow Crown Shakespeare's History Plays

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

This rich and rewarding rendering is powerful thanks to the enduring words, the casting and the terrific performance of Ben Whishaw as Richard.

May 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The trump card of Hollow Crown, of course, is that it was written by Shakespeare - and if the language sounds stilted to modern ears, anyone who listens for more than a few minutes will be properly seduced.

Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you yearn for a cinematic presentation of Shakespeare's history plays, then binge-watch The Hollow Crown. With superlative casting and bold directing, The Hollow Crown perfectly translates the Bard into the language of modern television.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's juicier than The Borgias and The Tudors slapped together, with terrific action sequences and hot-blooded dialogue.

May 11, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Spectacular and dazzlingly acted.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

This is a definitive visual portrait of Richard II, the single best widely available instance of a severely underrated history play with dramatic thematic ramifications for English identity.

Sep 30, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

If you are open to them, these plays can actually make you a better person, in a way that most TV will not.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

For the most part, the flexibility that television provides is used to good advantage in The Hollow Crown to clarify the action and enhance the dynamics.

Sep 20, 2013 | Full Review…

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