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Truly superb TV,
This review is from: The Hollow Crown - TV Mini Series [DVD] (DVD)A pleasure to see, a rare experience nowadays on the BBC. This is one of the finest production on the BBC for years and years. This is a definite must have DVD set - just a pity all the history plays are not part of the series (or will there be a season 2?)
Just about forgive the BBC for shifting the Henry IV Part 1 to 10.00 (to show the Women's Doubles - glad that was more important than one of the best shows in the last 10 years or so - certainly up there with the I, Claudius etc)
I've always found the history plays the least inspiring of Shakespeare's plays, but not now, I will now watch them (at the Globe etc) with more enthusiasm.
Now, I hope the BBC will put on some modern plays (as with Sky Arts - if only the BBC was as good as that channel) as well as some Jacobean / Restoration / World Drama / Chekov / Ibsen and others .. Hollow Crown deserves to be followed by some more great drama
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Initial post: 17 Jul 2012 16:52:38 BDT
Peter Kettle says:
The Hollow Crown is superlative. It is astonishingly good value tv from the BBC, which costs a fraction of the much vaunted and cripplingly expensive Sky. To get a decent range of HD programmes on Sky you have to spend between £35 to £45 a month, and even more if you want some other premium channels. Meanwhile the BBC serves up the best radio and tv in the land, with a depth and range that serves all tastes. Some would say it's the best in the world. The recent documentaries on London, Vaughan Williams, Delius, and many others have been enlightening and entertaining. The drama series, especially on Radios 3 & 4, and the Proms, always contains some gems; and where would we be without the stunning BBC Four? All this for much less than a subscription to Sky.
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Mr. Phoebus says:
Posted on 22 Jul 2012 12:19:50 BDT
Susan BOBRUCKI says:
You should see the all-male Propeller Company if you want a truly exciting Shakespeare experience.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2012 13:14:42 BDT
Peter Kettle says:
Propeller are great. I enjoy Shakespeare where the text remains respected, but the view is fresh. The Hollow Crown, for instance, is truly cinematic.
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 10:42:56 BDT
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