King John

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Shortly after John’s accession to the English throne, an ambassador from King Philip of France comes to his court to demand that John surrender his crown to his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. John refuses and prepares to mount an expedition against France, appointing as one of its leaders Philip Faulconbridge, the bastard son of the late Richard Coeur-de-Lion.

The French and English armies meet outside the walls of Angiers, whose citizens refuse to recognize either John or Arthur as king. Eventually, a diplomatic solution is proposed: a marriage between the French Dauphin, Lewis, and John’s niece, Blanche. This arrangement – accepted by all parties except Arthur’s mother, Constance – falls apart, however, when Cardinal Pandulph excommunicates John for opposing the Pope’s wishes and orders the French king to break the truce. Arthur, captured in the ensuing battle, narrowly escapes execution, only to be killed in an accidental fall.

The English barons, holding John responsible for Arthur’s death, take up the French cause but transfer their allegiance back to John when they learn of the Dauphin’s intended perfidy toward them. It is too late for John, however, who has been fatally poisoned. After his death, John’s son ascends the throne as Henry III, and an honourable peace is negotiated between England and France.

King John was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on September 26, 2014, using 10 high definition cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a lush, surround-sound experience.

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Prague Shakespeare Company

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Divadlo Kolowrat Kolowratský palác Ovocný trh 579/6, Prague 1, 110 00 CZ

+420 608 231 376
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Kinépolis Alicante Plaza Mar 2


Centro Comercial Plaza Mar 2, Alicante, 03016 ES

965 220 192

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Cortijo de Piedrahita, Boulevard Billy Wilder s/n, Granada, Pulianas 18197 ES

965 220 192

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Ciudad de la Imagen, C/Edgar Neville, s/n, 28223, Madrid, ES

Kinepolis Valencia


Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente 46980 Paterna,, Valencia, ES

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Picture House Uckfield

Uckfield, E Sussex

The Picture House, High St, Uckfield, E Sussex, TN22 1AS GB

01825 764 909

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Birmingham, England

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Raven Film Center

Healdsburg, California

415 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 US

(707) 522-0330

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Santa Rosa, California

551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 US

(707) 539-6773

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The Villages, Florida

Spanish Springs Town Square 1105 Alonzo Avenue, The Villages, FL 32159 US

(352) 750-2290
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Lake Placid, New York

17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946 US

(518) 523-2512

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10 Fayette Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403 US

(802) 660-9300

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Yelm, Washington

201 Prairie Park St., Yelm, WA 98597 US

(360) 458-8933
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