Richard II

Richard II



Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Globe Theatre.

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.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    02 Jul 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Charles Edwards King Richard II
    • David SturzakerHenry Bolingbroke
    • William GauntJohn of Gaunt
    • William ChubbDuke of York
    • Graham ButlerDuke of Aumerle
  • Creative

    • Simon GodwinDirector
    • Paul WillsDesign



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