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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Henry VI, Part 2 Full Episode

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 […]

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Henry VI, Part 1 Full Episode

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 Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Battle Scene | Henry VI, Part 1

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.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

The Hollow Crown and Game of Thrones Remix Shakespeare

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 […]

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Cast Interview: Stanley Townsend as Warwick

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. […]

Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company

About Shakespeare Live!

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 […]

Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company

Spotlight on Shakespeare

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 […]

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

The Arrest of the Duchess | Henry VI, Part 1

The Duchess of Gloucester, wife of the Duke of Gloucester, believes that she has the right to the throne. She is arrested after hiring a witch to summon spirits and ask about the future of Henry VI’s reign. Gloucester grieves her arrest, but states that he cannot control the law. The Duke is released from […]

Landmarks Live in Concert

About the Series

New Arts Strand Landmarks Live In Concert Debuts on Great Performances with Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS; hosted By Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Landmarks” will offer series of performance specials with Brad Paisley and others to be announced Also featuring special lifestyle segments with MTV […]

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

About Richard III

At Westminster, Richard speaks about his deformity, the decadence of his brother Edward’s Court, and the nature of his evil plots. After Richard’s subtle urgings, George is arrested during a birthday feast for young Prince Edward and is led away to the Tower. Soon after, King Edward is taken ill and collapses. With Catesby’s help, […]