The Hollow Crown - Shakespeare's History Plays, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes



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King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt, Bolingbroke's father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the king.


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It's unfortunate that the cast of "Richard II" differs from that of the latter three plays in the Hollow Crown series, which makes "Richard II" seem more like an enjoyable and important but not critical prequel, like The Hobbit to The Lord of the Rings.

June 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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