Shakespeare - Richard II (Blu-ray)
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OABD7149D
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 6th May 2014
Oliver Ford Davies
Royal Shakespeare Company
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
- 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
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
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