Shakespeare’s An Age of Kings Has anybody seen this BBC collection? I saw it referenced in the Boston Globe this weekend and had to go hunting for it. From the production description:
In this fifteen-part inventive series based on William Shakespeare’s history plays, the turmoil, power, mystery and frailty of the English crown in the medieval ages is laid bare in epic style. This series originally aired as live broadcasts and was recorded on film. Starring Sean Connery, Julian Glover, Eileen Atkins, Robert Hardy, Angela Baddeley, Judi Dench and John Warner.
From what I can gather this was a 15 part series originally broadcast back in the 1960’s(?) that has been pieced together to show the progression of kings from Richard II, through the Henries, concluding with Richard III. I’m just now noticing that it is not even out yet, still a pre-order. That would explain why the Globe was talking about it all of a sudden. But there are customer reviews, and they are glowing. Has anybody seen the contents, perhaps in their original form?