Synopsis by Mark Deming
Originally produced for television, this adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical tragedy stars David Birney as Richard II, who gains a fearsome enemy in his cousin Bolingbroke (Paul Shenar) when he seizes his land. Outraged Britons and rebellious Irishmen eventually turn against the king, and in time, Henry is forced to step down from the throne, with his rival Bolingbroke seizing power and taking revenge. The cast also includes Peter McIean as York and Mary Joan Negro as Anne.
Ascension [of Christ], aristocracy, cousin, crown, king, revenge, scheme, throne, uncle