The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1965)


A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. It was based on the 1963 theatre adaptation by John Barton, and directed by Peter Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Directors: Peter Hall, John Barton, Robin Midgley, Michael Hayes.

Release Date: 1965-04-08
Status: Released
Run time: 485 min / 8:5
Production Company : Royal Shakespeare Company
Production Country: United Kingdom



David Warner
King Henry VI
Janet Suzman
Joan la Pucelle
Peggy Ashcroft
Queen Margaret
Donald Sinden
Duke of York
Paul Hardwick
Duke of Gloucester
Roy Dotrice
King Edward IV
Ian Holm
King Richard III
Susan Engel
Queen Elizabeth


Directing Peter Hall Director
Directing John Barton Director
Directing Robin Midgley Director
Directing Michael Hayes Director
Writing John Barton Writer
Writing William Shakespeare Writer

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