RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon: Richard II (2013)
This article is about a screening of Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see Richard II (disambiguation).
RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon: Richard II (2013), one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was shown on December 2, 2013 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, was a special preview screening of the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the RSC, captured from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and starring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in the title role. The production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in October and was captured live during the November 13 performance. The Guardian called Richard II "A beautifully crafted, richly detailed production." Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Click here to listen to an interview with David Tennant.
Click here to view a production diary of Richard II.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world audience members see on stage. RSC's work begins its life at their Stratford workshops and theatres and they share it with audiences across the world through touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s home town in the UK. Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961. RSC pioneers contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights. Learn more about RSC Live here.
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