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Shakespeare - Richard II (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1142D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 6th May 2014

Contents

Artists

David Tennant
Oliver Ford Davies
Michael Pennington
Nigel Lindsay
Jane Lapotaire
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

Richard II

Artists

David Tennant
Oliver Ford Davies
Michael Pennington
Nigel Lindsay
Jane Lapotaire
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role of 'a definitive production of a great play' (Daily Mail)

Extra features: David Tennant interview, Director's commentary and a cast gallery

Cast:
- Richard: David Tennant
- Duke of York: Oliver Ford Davies
- John of Gaunt: Michael Pennington
- Bolingbroke: Nigel Lindsay
- Duchess of Gloucester: Jane Lapotaire

Director: Gregory Doran

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theater, Stratford-upon-Avon, November 2013.

"David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a mulit-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play" - Daily Express

"Gregory Doran's exceptional production is a rousing triumph" - The Observer

"Michael Pennington is little short of magnificent as John of Gaunt" - The Daily Telegraph

Running time: 162 minutes
Subtitles:EN/FR/DE
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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