Richard II


Mary D. Fisher TheatreMon, May 26, 2014 2:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Event Type:Royal Shakespeare Company
Film Type:Shakespeare Live on Screen
Release Year:2013
Run Time:196 min.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gregory Doran
Cast:David Tennant


Back by popular demand, the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, “Richard II”, hits the big screen in the United States. The company is delighted to be bringing back this 2013 sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Richard is King, 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.

“David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a multi-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play. Gregory Doran's production is superbly orchestrated. This is a lucid, moving production packed with tremendous performances.” — Daily Express

“Gregory Doran’s exceptional production is a rousing triumph.” — Observer

“The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production.” — Time Out

“A lucid and gripping account of Richard II. David Tennant is in splendid form here. In his gorgeous, gold-embroidered robes, this Richard is wrapped in the mystique of medieval majesty.” — The Independent

“One of the hottest tickets of the year” — The Times