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Reviewsday: Hollow Crown’s Richard III

I learned recently that Al Pacino once planned to play Richard III on the movie screen but decided he could not top Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1955 portrayal (so Pacino created the documentary, Looking for Richard, instead). If Benedict Cumberbatch felt … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Hollow Crown’s Henry VI Part 2

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI Part 2, the second episode in the second season of the outstanding Hollow Crown series, actually followed the events depicted in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 3. If that sounds confusing, it is just the beginning. 

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