Shakespeare News: The Hollow Crown Trailer

The Trailer:

The Review:

As promised, here is the review of the trailer for the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown,” the upcoming four movies of “Richard II”, “Henry IV Part I”, “Henry IV Part II”, and “Henry V”, in context with what the trailer says about the sequence itself.

Shakespeare News: Henry IV Part I Clip

In this episode, I examine the clip released from the BBC “The Hollow Crown,” which shows Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) berating Hal (Tom Hiddleston). Somehow a two minute clip bore several more minutes of commentary. Love how that works.

Here is the clip in its entirety:

And here is the trailer, again, in case you haven’t seen the 60 straight-up seconds of awesomeness:

Shakespeare News: Richard II Clip

Cassius dissects the clip of the upcoming Richard II starring Ben Whishaw as Richard and Patrick Stewart as John Gaunt (coming soon on the BBC and then PBS for those of us on this side of the pond – more details forthcoming). This scene is from Act II Scene I, where Gaunt yells at Richard for being a terrible king, and things get really tense! To watch the clip without my interruptions:

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Shakespeare News: The Tempest on Screen

Christopher Plummer is Prospero in “The Tempest”, coming to movie theaters near you for one day only: June 14th, 7pm local time. Here are a few reasons why you should check it out if you’re in the US, and there’s a trailer and list of movie theaters at the link below:

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