History Series / TheHollowCrown

25th Oct '17 7:08:52 AM k410ren
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* DiesWideOpen: Young Clifford and the Duke of Warwick end their lives this way. Only Warwick had someone close his eyes.

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* DiesWideOpen: Suffolk, Young Clifford and the Duke of Warwick end their lives this way. Only Warwick had someone close his eyes.
18th Sep '17 9:51:18 PM Kalmbach
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.himself.
* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.
18th Sep '17 7:37:03 PM Kalmbach
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** [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.

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** [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship. Taken UpToEleven at Flint Castle, where he stands in front of a golden disk, similar to the depiction of halos in medieval art, flanked by silhouettes of angels with trumpets. Even in death, his loincloth and the position of his legs are similar to depictions of Jesus on the cross.
18th Sep '17 7:20:37 PM Kalmbach
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** When Richard II comes ashore, he claims that "all the waters in the rough, rude sea cannot wash away the balm of an anointed king", and writes his name in the sand. The scene ends with the waves washing away his name.



* HandicappedBadass: In this version, Richard III has a massive crooked hunchback, a withered arm, and mishapen legs which give him a gait. Despite all of this, he somehow manages to be a foreboding force in combat: He succefully outfences Clifford and later matches Henry Tudor blow for blow.

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* HandicappedBadass: In this version, Richard III has a massive crooked hunchback, a withered arm, and mishapen misshapen legs which give him a gait. Despite all of this, he somehow manages to be a foreboding force in combat: He succefully successfully outfences Clifford and later matches Henry Tudor blow for blow. blow.
10th Sep '17 2:09:27 PM DustSnitch
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* LooksLikeJesus: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II.]] This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.

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* LooksLikeJesus: LooksLikeJesus:
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[[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mijusui36y1rywehbo1_1361415343_cover.jpg Richard II.]] II]] resembles the traditional image of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]]. This is implied to be a calculated gesture to emphasize Richard's belief in the divinity of kingship.



** Related to LooksLikeJesus above, the image of {{Main/Jesus}} (sometimes his pure identity, sometimes his "Christ the King" iconography) is best invoked by kings to assert their authority (or at least their closeness to him in spirit). Richard II (in riding a donkey to his deposition) and Henry VI (as a mendicant) invokes this best, although only the latter could be categorically justified as such.

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** Related to LooksLikeJesus above, the image of {{Main/Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} (sometimes his pure identity, sometimes his "Christ the King" iconography) is best invoked by kings to assert their authority (or at least their closeness to him in spirit). Richard II (in riding a donkey to his deposition) and Henry VI (as a mendicant) invokes this best, although only the latter could be categorically justified as such.
7th Sep '17 5:06:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.
* TheWisePrince: Henry V starts out rather fresh-faced and dashing, but the toll of his decisions and the demands of leadership weigh him down more and more as his story unfolds. Then he dies.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.

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* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.
* TheWisePrince: Henry V starts out rather fresh-faced and dashing, but the toll of his decisions and the demands of leadership weigh him down more and more as his story unfolds. Then he dies.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Only referred to by word in the ''Henry IV'' episodes, he was seen as the only threat to the Lancasters' usurpation of Richard II. Come ''Henry VI Part 1'', the dying Mortimer calls Richard Plantagenet to his deathbed, spurring him to regain the duchy of York to his name and seek the English crown for himself.* TheVoiceless: Elizabeth of York[[note]]Richard III's niece whom he plans to marry, and who later becomes Henry Tudor's queen[[/note]] appears across ''Richard III'', but is never given a speaking role. Still, considering she is normally TheGhost in most stagings of this play, it's technically a step up.


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* TheWisePrince: Henry V starts out rather fresh-faced and dashing, but the toll of his decisions and the demands of leadership weigh him down more and more as his story unfolds. Then he dies.
7th Sep '17 5:05:06 AM fruitstripegum
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: This is how Richard of Gloucester/Richard III is portrayed: a loyal son embittered by warfare and vengeance against the Lancasters towards becoming a ruthless villain.


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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: This is how Richard of Gloucester/Richard III is portrayed: a loyal son embittered by warfare and vengeance against the Lancasters towards becoming a ruthless villain.
16th Jul '17 4:22:52 AM Piterpicher
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* TimeShiftedActor: Henry IV (Bolingbroke) is played by Rory Kinnear as a young man and JeremyIrons when he's older.

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* TimeShiftedActor: Henry IV (Bolingbroke) is played by Rory Kinnear as a young man and JeremyIrons Creator/JeremyIrons when he's older.
11th Jul '17 5:57:13 AM Hjortron18
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''The Hollow Crown'', created by the BBC as a part of the "Cultural Olympics" in 2012, is a mini-series based on the ''Henriad'' or ''Major Tetralogy'', the quartet of Shakespeare's plays ''Theatre/RichardII'', ''Theatre/HenryIV [[Theatre/HenryIVPart1 Part 1]] and [[Theatre/HenryIVPart2 Part 2]]'', and ''Theatre/HenryV''. It features fairly lavish production values, and an all-star cast, headlined by Creator/BenWhishaw (Richard II), Rory Kinnear (Henry Bolingbroke/Young Henry IV), Creator/PatrickStewart (John of Gaunt), Creator/JeremyIrons (Henry IV), Creator/TomHiddleston (Henry V), Simon Russell Beale (Falstaff), and Creator/JohnHurt (Chorus in ''Theatre/HenryV'').

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''The Hollow Crown'', created by the BBC as a part of the "Cultural Olympics" in 2012, is a mini-series based on the ''Henriad'' or ''Major Tetralogy'', the quartet of Shakespeare's plays ''Theatre/RichardII'', ''Theatre/HenryIV [[Theatre/HenryIVPart1 Part 1]] and [[Theatre/HenryIVPart2 Part 2]]'', and ''Theatre/HenryV''. It features fairly lavish production values, and an all-star cast, headlined by Creator/BenWhishaw (Richard II), Rory Kinnear Creator/RoryKinnear (Henry Bolingbroke/Young Henry IV), Creator/PatrickStewart (John of Gaunt), Creator/JeremyIrons (Henry IV), Creator/TomHiddleston (Henry V), Simon Russell Beale (Falstaff), and Creator/JohnHurt (Chorus in ''Theatre/HenryV'').
22nd May '17 7:48:03 AM Sagetsu
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** Unsurprisingly, [[VillainProtagonist Richard III]] takes the cake out of everyone, with his soliloquies designed to unleash the hog as gloriously as possible. Choice examples would be:

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** Unsurprisingly, [[VillainProtagonist Richard III]] takes the cake out of everyone, with his soliloquies designed to unleash the hog as gloriously as possible. [[MythologyGag (Coincidentally]], [[AnimalMotifs Richard's sigil is a boar]].) Choice examples would be:
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