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The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's Richard II | Great Performances | PBS

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Published on Jul 31, 2013

Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365048901... (US Only)
Richard II, the first installment of "The Hollow Crown" premieres Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Richard II is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare. He is ultimately overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, who ascends the throne as Henry IV (Jeremy Irons). In this scene from the Shakespeare history play, King Richard (Ben Whishaw) relinquishes the crown to Henry Bolingbroke (Rory Kinnear). For more on The Hollow Crown, visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episode...

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