Elizabeth R

Elizabeth R

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Glenda Jackson stars in one of the most popular and acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre presentations ever created, the story of England's Queen Elizabeth I. Filled with palace intrigue, royal romance and stunning historical detail it traces her reign from a young Princess through almost 50 years of rule over England's Golden Age. The special features on Disc 4 include an interview with Glenda Jackson and Alison Weir ; A & E Biography's Elizabeth I: the virgin queen ; Glenda Jackson reads historical documents ; Photo gallery including portraits, costumes and historical locations.
Publisher: [England] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2001
ISBN: 9780790761930
Branch Call Number: DVD B ELI
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 11, 2010

Amazing production. Very much like stage play. Actual historic facts not romanticized or dumbed down. Jackson is amazing.
The makeup is also very good. It's impressive how she and her peers age.

Nov 11, 2010

TOP NOTCH production! Excellent acting on the part of Ms Jackson (who later gave up acting for politics!). Superb costumes, makeup and music. A bit stagy at times but I wasn’t bothered by it and the episodes are refereed to as “plays” in the text accompanying the DVDs, so I’m inclined to think this is intended. A tad careless with microphone shadows etc. at times. This series was a big favorite of mine when it first came out. It was instrumental in forming my conception of Late Tudor England. A perception that did not change much over years of further reading and research. As a matter of fact, the reason I watched this now was that I had just finished reading The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603 by Penry Williams (Oxford University Press, USA, 1998) and I wanted to compare & contrast the two. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a very good match.


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