Padfoot wrote: shireling wrote:The Hollow Crown
returns December 11th with the 1st Part of Henry V
Joan of Arc shows up in this - that's the good thing. I don't even want to think about the other.
No "Hollow Crown" here so far. And what's the other?
Oh gosh - so you haven't seen Richard II
, Henry IV (Parts I & II)
, and Henry V
in the series then. I would rather have seen David Tennant's Richard II
, I saw just a smidge and I really regret that it's not available. It's not that Ben Whishaw wasn't good, but I really am tired of the spoiled, effeminate creature that I've been seeing all these years. I did see Fiona Shaw as the king once and I liked it better. She was actually came across as more masculine, at least to me.
I know that they've been made into DVDs. It's Great Performances: The Hollow Crown, the Complete Series
- which is just those first four plays. Now the second batch is Henry VI, Parts I, II & III
and Richard III
, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
. Dickon is a teenager in those first ones, and has some of the best speeches! It's all garbage, the history that is, but man, his part is great. They're all on Amazon; they just haven't shown the last four plays on TV yet.
As for the other...I don't like how Joan is handled in this. Of course, she's the enemy of the English, and as far as they're concerned, she's a witch/heretic/pants-wearing Jezebel. There's that scene (Act V, Scene III) where she tries to get out of being burned. But that's entertainment