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Richard II 2.1; 5.5 (1974, Peter Seabourne)

TitleRichard II 2.1; 5.5
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Seabourne
MediumColor video
Length12 mins
Audiencehigh school
Play ConnectionsRichard II (scene(s))
SeriesThe Shakespeare Series [IFB]


In this eighth unit of The Shakespeare Series, there are sequences from Richard II featuring old John of Gaunt's celebrated deathbed speech (2.1), and King Richard's melancholy soliloquy in the dungeon at Pomfret (5.5.). (For others in this series, see numbers 22, 131, 164, 232, 326, 430, 467, 510, 556, 601 and 619.) For background, see 22, above

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 IIColin Farrell
John Of GauntMark Kingston
Duke Of YorkPaul Chapman

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Seabourne

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell