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The Deposing of a King (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Deposing of a King
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length58 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRichard II (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 3-5 of King Richard II. Second installment in An Age of Kings. For background, see The Hollow Crown (485). For other programs in the series, see also numbers 156-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-2, 485, and 505-6)

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Richard IIDavid William
BolingbrokeTom Fleming
AumerleJohn Greenwood
NorthumberlandGeorge A. Cooper
HotspurSean Connery
CarlisleFrank Windsor
AbbotMichael Cox
ExtonRobert Lang
GardenerGordon Gostelow
QueenJuliet Cooke
YorkGeoffrey Bayldon
Duchess Of YorkMary Law
KeeperMichael Cox
GroomJulian Glover
Attendant LadiesEileen Atkins
CastMaggie Barton
ServantTerence Lodge

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell