Compiled by John Barton
An entertainment by and about the Kings and Queens of England
through music, poetry, speeches, letters and other writings from
the Chronicles, from plays, and in the Monarch's own words.
Letters and memoirs by the monarchs of England or their
contemporaries bring human beings to the throne with richly varied
readings from Max Adrian, John Barton, Paul Hardwicke and Dorothy
Tutin, interspersed with amusing musical interludes.
John Barton's ingenious compilation is superbly entertaining in
its combination of wit, tragedy and sheer good humour.
"All in all 'The Hollow Crown' was fine theater", New York Times.
Music performed by:
Richard Golding: (bass)
John Lawrenson: (baritone)
Stephen Manton: (tenor)
James Walker: (harpsichord and piano)
Director - stage production: John Barton
Film Director: Charles S. Dubin
Associate Director: David Jones
Producers: David Susskind & Dan Melnick
Filmed at Twickenham Studios
Produced by British Home Entertainment Ltd in association with The
Royal Shakespeare Company and Columbia Broadcasting System of USA
- Black and white
- 120 minutes