John Gielgud - Fanfares - Excerpts from "Richard II" and "King John" / God Save The King mp3 album
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King Richard II is arrogant, reckless and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Disinherited and exiled from the kingdom, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. This visceral new production is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous productions include Little Revolution at the Almeida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Young Vic and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216) was the son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was King of England from 6 April 1199, until his death. He became King of England after the death of his brother Richard I ('Richard the Lionheart'). His reign was marked by disputes between John and his barons and bishops. Because of this the nobles forced him to observe the agreement called Magna Carta, to limit his power.
The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.
John became the English King in 1199, at the age of thirty-threeyears. Arthur also had the claim to the throne; but John made fine promises to the nobility, and got himself crowned at Westminster within a few weeks after his brother Richard's death.
The reign of King John is a salutary reminder that murder and treachery may possibly be forgiven in a monarch, but not incompetence. John was the youngest and favourite son of Henry II, but he had not been entrusted with any lands and was mockingly nicknamed John Lackland. He tried unsuccessfully to seize power while his brother Richard I was away on crusade and was sent into exile upon Richard’s return.
Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Charles Edwards will star in Simon Godwin's production of Richard II, which opens on 11 July 2015. Edwards, recently seen opposite Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, returns to the Globe after appearing as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing in 2011. Elsewhere, Jo Stone-Fewings will take the title role with Alex Waldmann playing The Bastard in James Dacre's revival of King John, a co-production with the Royal & Derngate, Northampton. The cast also features.
Richard I and John, three daughters and several illegitimate children Died: July 6, 1189 at Chinon Castle, Anjou, aged 56 years, 4 months, and 1 day Buried at: Fontevraud, France Reigned for: 34 years, 8 months, and 11 days Succeeded by: his son Richard. King of England 1154�89. The son of Matilda and Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou, he succeeded King Stephen (c. 1097�1154). He curbed the power of the barons, but his attempt to bring the church courts under control was abandoned after the murder of Thomas � Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170. In 1171 Henry invaded Ireland and received homage from the King of Leinster. In 1174 his three sons Henry, Richard and Geoffrey led an unsuccessful rebellion against their father. Quotes: Here I am, not a traitor of the king, but a priest of God. Why do you want me?' - Thomas � Becket addressing his murderers, 29 December 1170.
|Excerpts From "Richard II"|
|Excerpts From "King John"|
|God Save The King|
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