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Often it is said that this series "made" PBS.
Actors include Sean Connery, Frank Windsor, Julian Glover, Judi Dench, Robert Hardy, Robert Lang, Eileen Atkins, Patrick Garland, Tom Fleming and others.
By any standard I can think of this series stands out in memory as the finest television treatment of Shakespeare that exists.
A must for fans of the "Bard". I turned this on while I was working on the computer thinking I'd listen to the first play, Richard II, while I was working. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian
I had never seen this 1960 BBC complete collection of the history plays written by Shakespeare (Richard II through Henry VI [Part 3]), until I obtained this set of DVDs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Wayne Wells
This is a version of Shakespeare's history plays filmed in the 50's. It is filmed in black and white and the settings are not so spectacular as those of later versions, such as The... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alanai
In the early 1960's I saw parts of the American telecast of the second and third segments of "Henry VI" and am overjoyed 50 years later to view the whole series. Read morePublished 8 months ago by R.C.Beck the Raging Calvinist
One of the greatest television events and interpretations of Shakespeare's Histories. Often it is said that this series "made" PBS. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Fred T. Isquith
Underrated and forgotten. Sean Connery got his start here? Each one is an hour so it's a good introduction to the Bard's work. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Typeman
Great cast, but these ARE NOT Shakespeare's plays -- the DVDs are a "condensed version," created by combining FIVE of Shakespeare's plays into ONE! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lynda Meyers