Richard II Synopsis
RICHARD II, 2012, BBC, 140 min. Dir. Rupert Goold. Produced for the BBC as part of its series of Shakespeare’s history plays dubbed “The Hollow Crown,” this engrossing drama stars Ben Whishaw in a BAFTA Award-winning turn as the 14th century British...

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Richard II

By pennygwyn
It takes a while to adjust to watching a live production as opposed to a filmed one. One must get used to the static setting ( though beautifully lit) and limited camera angles. Sometimes we are even...

Richard II

By johnoho
Exceptional Royal Shakespeare Company production! The first of their cinema transmissions, with hopefully many more ahead. This was a stunning production, beautifully set up for video, too. The...

Tennant at his best!

By goldalovestom
I was planning on coming to the film and leaving happy, but nothing prepared me for the level in which my mind was blown. It never felt like a play, although you could always clearly see the set, each...

Almost better than seeing it live!

By ladydi1013
In October 2013 I, along with my spouse and two friends, was fortunate enough to see Richard II starring David Tennant with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the RSC Theatre Stratford-Upon-Avon. We...

Felt like I was there - only better

By mbowen1101
I was a bit skeptical about seeing a play 'live' on a movie screen but what a wonderful experience! We even got an intermission - nice touch. It was long - I could've done without the commentary at...

Richard II

By amadaun777
Richard the Second is the tale of a uncaring king who is deposed. It begins with a death and moves onward from there. Though it was nearly 3 1/2 hours, I would gladly sit through it over and over....

Richard II

By neoblivis
What an amazing concept. It was a pure joy to experience this outstanding production by the RSC "live" with the best seats in the house. David Tennant made a superb Richard, making this prissy and...

Richard II

By kashasmith575
Beautiful! David Tennant was masterful as the king...in fact, all the cast was magnificent. The staging was gorgeous, the sopranos, the trumpets...breathtaking....