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Before Masterpiece Theatre, American Playhouse or Hollywood Television Theatre, there was An Age of Kings, a 15-part mini-series based on William Shakespeare's history plays. An Age of Kings chronicles the turmoil, power, mystery and frailty of Britain's monarchs from Richard II (1399) to Richard III (1484). Not seen in North America since it's original television broadcast in the 1960s, this extraordinary BBC production is finally available on DVD. Starring Sean Connery, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Julian Glover Special Features: 5-Disc Set Keep Case Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Mono English Runtime: 900 Minutes.
With edited versions of Shakespeare's "history plays" fused together into an epic account of the English monarchy, a top-flight cast enacted the famously gripping stories of Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard III for the 15-part series "An Age of Kings"─produced by the BBC, shot on film, and originally broadcast on television. Watch as masterful thespians such as Robert Hardy, Eileen Atkins, Sean Connery, Judi Dench, Julian Glover, John Warner, and others bring some of the Bard's most memorable characters to life. 15 3/4 hrs. total on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).