Release Date:

Apr 2016

Subtitles (Richard II, Henry IV Part I & II):

En, Fr, De

Subtitles (Henry V):


Sound Format:

2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Catalog Number:


Shakespeare: King & Country Box Set (Royal Shakespeare Company)

David Tennant (Richard II (Richard II)); Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt (Richard II)); Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester (Richard II); Queen Isobel (Henry V)); Jasper Britton (Henry IV (Henry IV)); Antony Sher (Falstaff (Henry IV)); Alex Hassell (King Henry V (Henry V));

Gregory Doran directs King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings – the complete cycle of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V.

David Tennant plays the title role in Richard II, with Antony Sher and Jasper Britton as Falstaff and Henry IV respectively in Henry IV Parts I &II. Alex Hassell follows his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I& II as Henry V in the final play in the tetralogy.

Starring -

Daniel Abbott, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Martin Bassindale, Jasper Britton, Antony Byrne, Sean Chapman, Marty Cruickshank, Oliver Ford Davies, Paola Dionisotti, Nicholas Gerard-Martin, Robert Gilbert, Jonny Glynn, Gracy Goldman, Marcus Griffiths, Nia Gwynne, Emma Hamilton, Alex Hassell, Jim Hooper, Youssef Kerkour, Jennifer Kirby, Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Lindsay, Jake Mann, Sam Marks, Dale Mathurin, Christopher Middleton, Evelyn Miller, Miranda Nolan, Keith Osborn, Sarah Parks, Michael Pennington, Leigh Quinn, Joshua Richards, Oliver Rix, Antony Sher, David Tennant, Simon Thorp, Obioma Ugoala, Andrew Westfield, Trevor White, Edmund Wiseman, Simon Yadoo, Luca Saraceni-Gunner


"Shakespeare's two greatest plays have always been a defining experience for RSC directors. Gregory Doran now puts his decisive seal on the company by offering a production that, like last year's Richard II, combines richness of texture with psychological insight. It also contains a major performance from Antony Sher as Falstaff." (The Guardian ★★★★ - Henry IV Part II)

"Antony Sher is an insatiable and ebullient Falstaff. It's a performance that combines clarity and complexity — fruity, throaty, here and there a little overripe but always generous and detailed. He captures the warmth of Shakespeare's famously flawed knight — his delight in excess, blustering vitality and sparks of youthful exuberance. And even when he's at his most outrageous, Sher's Falstaff wears the expression of an affronted storyteller who can't quite believe that we don't find him winningly modest." (The Evening Standard ★★★★ - Henry IV Part I)

"... the Shakespearean event of the autumn... this is just what the nation ordered." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★ - Henry V)

"David Tennant is mesmerising in the first show of Gregory Doran's six-year plan to present all of Shakespeare's works. A beautifully crafted, richly detailed production." (The Guardian ★★★★ - Richard II)