Shakespeare - Richard II (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1217D

Shakespeare - Richard II (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1217D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

Contents

Artists

Charles Edwards
Henry Everett
William Gaunt
Jonny Glynn
David Sturzaker
William Chubb
Sasha Waddell
Sarah Woodward

Works

Shakespeare, William

Richard II

Artists

Charles Edwards
Henry Everett
William Gaunt
Jonny Glynn
David Sturzaker
William Chubb
Sasha Waddell
Sarah Woodward

About

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.

Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

‘... a briskly intelligent production ...’ - The Guardian

‘Charles Edwards’s excellent Richard... pierces the heart. Recommended.’ - The Independent

Cast:
- Richard II: Charles Edwards
- Salisbury: Henry Everett
- John of Gaunt: William Gaunt
- Northumberland: Jonny Glynn
- Bolingbroke: David Sturzaker
- Duke of York: William Chubb
- Duchess of Gloucester: Sasha Waddell
- Duchess of York: Sarah Woodward

Stage director: Simon Godwin

Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe, July 2015

1 x DVD
Running time: 148 minutes
Subtitles: EN
Sound format: Dolby Stereo & Dolby Surround

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