Richard III is the third of three parts in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. Richard III, the most notorious of Shakespeare’s kings, manipulates his way through the court on a ruthless path to the throne. But after Richard’s defeat at the battle of Bosworth Field, the Houses of Lancaster and York unite, […]
Julie Andrews Returns as Host of From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017, Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and On THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET on PBS The Vienna Philharmonic and soloists of the Vienna State Ballet return for the beloved annual tradition against the joyful backdrop of the […]
Richard is two-faced as he plots the demise of both his brother and his father, the King.
Henry IV Part 2 is the second of three parts in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses mini-series. Bitter rivalries erupt into the Wars of the Roses. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret and her faction of Lancastrian Lords, his reign further undermined by disaffected nobles supporting the House of […]
Henry VI, Part 1 is the first of three parts in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses mini-series. The King is dead and England is in crisis. War rages with the French and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. Young Henry VI (Tom Sturridge) causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou, […]
The King is dead and England is in crisis. War rages with the French and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. Young Henry VI (Tom Sturridge) causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou, forcing an unwanted truce. This sets the scene for Civil War.
By Christina Knight The original mini-series The Hollow Crown on Great Performances was a smash hit for PBS, uniting theater fans with cinema audiences eager to see Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw portray Shakespeare’s royal characters, based on bloody English history. When it premiered in 2013, New York Daily News critic David Hinckley […]
Could you summarize your character? My character Warwick is a warrior but also a politician, so there’s a fantastic combination at play for me, in that I get to do all the fighting but I get to be political as well. Warwick switches sides in these stories. It’s a fantastic thing that Shakespeare has written. […]
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosted a glittering jubilee party with an all-star cast. Shakespeare Live! — celebrating the international legacy of Shakespeare in all the performing arts, including opera, ballet, hip hop, blues, jazz and musical theater, from The Bard’s hometown of […]
The acclaimed PBS miniseries, featuring lavish film versions of Shakespeare’s history plays, returns to THIRTEEN this month for a second season, The Wars of the Roses. Filmed in locations around the UK, it picks up the story with Henry VI (Sun 11th and 18th, 9 p.m.) and Richard III (Sun 25th, 9 p.m.). The starry […]