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Richard II

 
US Premiere
 
Mar 24—Apr 29, 2016
 
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RUN TIME: 2hrs 55min (with intermission)
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BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present

King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings
Richard II
Royal Shakespeare Company

“Gregory Doran’s staging is a rousing triumph”
—The Observer (UK)
“David Tennant gives a bravado performance…”
—Daily Express (UK)
“David Tennant is mesmerizing… A beautifully crafted, richly detailed production…”
—The Guardian (UK)

Richard II: ruler by divine right, undone through bumbling mortal wrongs. Director Gregory Doran leads the Royal Shakespeare Company in this masterful take on Shakespeare’s incisive study of squandered sovereignty, the first chapter in the epic cycle King and Country. Dramatic lighting, cast onto shimmering curtains, lends painterly atmosphere to a kingly domicile that slowly decomposes alongside Richard’s waning authority. The revelatory David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Hamlet) makes his US stage debut as the ineffectual king, lending vulnerability to a man whose arbitrary exercises of power lead to his ultimate abdication.

Directed by Gregory Doran
Set design and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting design by Tim Mitchell
Music by Paul Englishby
Sound design by Martin Slavin
Movement by Michael Ashcroft
Fights by Terry King

Read the BAM program notes for King And Country
 
 
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